…on Katie’s birthday was a trip to the Seattle Center where the Space Needle happens to be and other attractions as well.
Our reason for braving the holiday crowds was to see Chihuly Garden and Glass. It was worth weaving about “all the humanity” to enjoy this extraordinary exhibit.
We first saw this wall of blankets that gave Chihuly inspiration for some of his creations.
This amazing piece was in the Sea inspired room.
It was impossible for me to get the full ceiling but I enjoyed capturing some sections of the ceiling.
This was a great room. “Chihuly has said that memories of his mother’s garden serve as inspiration for these “gardens of glass.” Of course I thought of our bloggy friend Pat at Mille Fiori.
I would like to come back on a day when it’s not raining to get some clearer shots of the needle above this beautiful glass flower conservatory.
We decided to go out to the glass outdoor garden in the rain. I was happy to get several shots without getting my lens wet.
We enjoyed our time here and we hurried in the rain to the parking garage to drive to our third adventure which was a stop at Massage Envy to get our hour relaxation massage along with a sugar foot scrub. Bliss!
I’m joining in with Mary for her Mosaic Monday Meme. If you click over you will see some beautiful images in Mosaic form.
Tick, tick, tick …2013 is winding down. What are your New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day plans? I’ll admit we don’t have any. Maybe I’ll come up with some inspiration on Monday…
28 thoughts on “Our Second Adventure…”
I want to LIVE there!!!!! Wow! So pretty!!!! I can’t even pick a favorite! Man….hard to believe that people have the talent and creativity to come up with stuff like that!!!!!
Thank you so much for sharing these amazing photos … such beauty and the inspiration behind his work, especially the garden is so lovely.
I would love to visit the Chihuly garden and Glass. The displays are all beautiful! Happy belated Birthday to you Katie! Beautiful photos, thanks for sharing.
Wishing you all the best in 2014, Happy New Year to you and your family!
Rock my world girl! That shot of the orange glass wrapping around the Space Needle! I drooled over every photo! Each would be awesome blown way, way up and framed.
We have a Chihuly chandlier/floor to ceiling thing here in our SLC concert hall. Dallas Museum of Art had his Persian ceiling forms dangling down three stories in the atrium restaurant. I’ve seen the video documentary of his life too.
Yes…do go back on a bright sunny day. And take me along too!
Wow, some awesome exhibits. Thanks for sharing.
Happy New Year.
Happy New Year !
What a beautiful post! Our family love Chihuly’s glass works. We have several in our Contemporary museum in Kansas City. I LOVE any kind of blown glass but my, that man is beyond gifted. This makes a trip to Seattle seem like an even better idea. I’m glad this is a long term exhibit…maybe someday???
Pam, if you don’t need pampering you can stay with us on a future trip to Seattle!
Wow. These images are breathtaking! Thank you so much for sharing and for visitng my blog. Wishing you a wonderful 2014!
Oh how absolutely amazing! I would brave the cold and rain to see this exhibit. The color alone would get me there. Thank you for sharing your fabulous images!
oh wow , these are amazing! thanks for taking us along. Have a wonderful 2014, and thank you for stopping by my blog today.
Wow that is amazing! Love it! Happy New Year!!
How incredible! I would love to see this in person some day! Happy New Year my friend!
Spectacular glass. Happy New Year. Valerie
How gorgeous! Amazing! Love the ballerina photographer you also captured!
As a Seattle resident I have been to the Chihuly Museum in Tacoma, but I have not seen the Chihuly Garden and Glass exhibit in Seattle. Your photos are absolutely breathtaking making this a must see..
Absolutely beautiful! What a great exhibit. Stopping in from Mosaic Monday , thanks for sharing!
WOW!!!! I’ve always admired Chihuly glass art works,and this exhibit looks fabulous! I especially enjoyed seeing his “Mille Fiori” work, Ellen! Thank you for that!
Happy 2014! Many new blessings and good health in the new year!
WOW!! Amazing display. Have you been to the Icon Grill? Gorgeous Chihuly glass lighting to behold and yummy food! In downtown Seattle, not far from Stewart maybe? Thanks for talking us along 🙂
Susan, It’s been years since we were at Icon Grill. Maybe it’s time to go back. Blessings!
Great shots. I like the shot of the tower.
LOVE HIS WORK! I also did a post about this when his glass was set up in Boston. Thanks for sharing your visit!
These pictures are stunning Ellen!! Why have I never heard of this? It’s amazing and a must see – WOW! Thanks for sharing. New Year’s Eve is almost here. We are planning to go with our church group on a horse drawn ride through Waterloo Park with -19C degrees snowy weather – Brrr. It will be so much fun. The farmer is fighting a cold so hoping he feels better by then.
Just beautiful. What a treat for the eyes.
I love the colors, Ellen – what is even more impressive is your photography skills – you have captured the colors so beautifully! Thanks so much for sharing.
I love Chihuly and have been looking forward to this post 🙂 Did you know there’s a rose named after him? Nearly as brightly colored as his glassworks. That Persian ceiling installation is astounding — what a fantastic way to celebrate Katie’s birthday.
Wow how beautiful. Have a very Happy New Year~
These photos are beautiful and colorful! Happy New Year!