7.24.2013

seattle must see: chihuly garden and glass.

When we arrived in Seattle we walked around everywhere...first to Capital Hill for lunch at Skillet (more on trip eats later this week) then up a huge hill to Kerry Park for a stunning view of the city. We decided to end our first night of the trip with a visit to the Chihuly Garden and Glass Exhibit. It's located by Seattle's famous Space Needle and it was well-worth the admission fee. h doesn't like to spend a lot of time indoors on vacations, so museums are a rare treat for me. Thankfully, after five minutes in the exhibit h was blown away by all of the beautiful glass sculptures and he got some great photos with his paparazzi camera.
Northwest Room - Chihuly was inspired by Northwest coast native american baskets, blankets and photography and created glass baskets, cylinders and soft cylinders. There was lots of vibrant blue glass in the Sealife Room.Persian Ceiling -- this was my favorite room, all of the colors were so bright and vibrant!Mille Fiori - Italian for “a thousand flowers” fitting for the huge garden of glass.Ikebana and Float Boat - I loved the reflection of the boats!Drawing Wall + Chandeliers -it was fascinating to see the drawings paired with the glass chandeliers.


Glass House + Garden - there is a small garden adjacent to the exhibit hall with lots of bright glass sculptures in nature.

Are you a Chihuly fan?!
xo, 
Jillian
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  1. Chihuly is amazing! we have a piece at the MFA Boston that is gorgeous...there was a whole show there a couple years ago and im still mad at myself for not making it!

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  2. the Chihuly piece in the entrance to the V&A is one of my favorites in the whole museum - it looks like it's alive! how cool to see a whole collection :)

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  3. WOW–I can't imagine how spectacular it must have been to see so many Chihuly pieces at once!

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  4. Amazing. I love the chihuly installation at the Bellagio in Vegas. We have a chihuly museum in St. Petersburg. We were looking at it as a venue for our wedding.

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