First impressions – how important are they? How long does it take to like or dislike something, someone or someplace at the first encounter? In the case of travel, you are either drawn positively to a place or not impressed straight away, so it might take time to adjust. In the case of Seattle, I would say that luckily it rubbed off well on me as I explored a couple of blocks downtown on my first late afternoon / evening. Here is a pictorial presentation, particularly of a walk around Pike Market and the first dinner (with an incredible view) at one of the in-house market eateries (Athenian Inn Seattle).