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Sunday, March 6, 2016

A Visit to the Chihuly Garden and Glass Museum

We were offered free tickets to attend an event Saturday provided by our garden association, the Northwest Perennial Alliance, at the Chihuly Glass Museum. Naturally we accepted the offer.

We expected the day to be mostly rainy. We set out at 10:00 under a mostly clear sky, rode the Link into Westlake Center, where we transferred to the Monorail to get to the Seattle Center. 


The Chihuly Museum is right at the base of the Space Needle. 
By the way, did you notice that sky? No rain all day. People were out playing everywhere!
We met up with our contact, picked up our tickets, found several people we knew, and entered the museum.

Dale Chihuly is a collector. In the first gallery is a collection of Indian baskets, and the glass work they inspired. 



The sea life gallery features this huge installation with sea creature details.

And then the glass ceiling!




The next gallery is a garden of glass. 





And in the next is a boatload of beauty. 





Chandeliers are one of Chihuly's trademarks. 

Wouldn't you love to have a reception in this gallery? 
From here we ventured outside to see glass in a real garden.
That will be the next post. 

18 comments:

  1. Wow, I would love to see that museum, amazing. Your new header if a beauty too. Love it, made me smile.

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  2. This is the best visual tour I've taken of the Chihuly Museum. I look forward to the next one, and I love your pretty pansies! :-)

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  3. That is such a fabulous place. I enjoyed my visit there a few years ago.

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  4. We've not been to the Chihuly Museum but I think if I were to go I'd be completely overwhelmed. What amazing colours and shapes!

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  5. Seriously?? And I missed this??????????????????

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  6. We had a very rainy day when we went to the Chihuly Museum. It was wonderful seeing your photos. It brought back all the memories. I'm so envious of your photos. They are so much nicer than the ones I took. Sigh... You have such fabulous photographic eyes.

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  7. Another beautiful afternoon captured in your photos. You have so much to see and do around you.

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  8. Thanks for the tour as I may never get there. It was particularly meaningful as I just saw a National Geographic show on the coming major tectonic plate shift for that area...

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  9. What a colorful event. the glass ceiling would blow me away.

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  10. Wasn't it special to have a day full of blue skies? What a great tour of the Chihuly museum - How on earth do they make such amazing pieces? So much color too. Love your new cover photo too!

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  11. That indeed is very beautiful. I would love to see it person someday.

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  12. I was a docent for a few years at a museum in Georgia, where there was an old row boat filled with these glass art pieces.

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  13. Wow, there is so much to see in each piece and that ceiling would give me a major crick in my neck. They ought to have cots so you can lie down to enjoy.

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  14. We'd hoped to visit the Chihuly museum last September, but unfortunately that didn't happen. Maybe some other time.

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  15. Eye candy! You had the perfect day for it!

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