Travel Pic Thursday: Chihuly Garden and Glass (Seattle)

As you’ll know from my most recent Saturday Selection, a couple weeks ago my mom and I made a quick getaway to Seattle. After being tempted by pictures in a guide book one of the Must Dos on our itinerary was a visit to the Chihuly Garden and Glass. Admission prices are steep (kind of like everything in Seattle, including the hills!), but the price was well worth all the “oohs” and “ahh.” This is more of a show and tell Travel Pic Thursday, so here you go…

A Quick Tour through the Chihuly Garden and Glass

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Glass forest – a striking piece just after the ticket collector.

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Dale Chihuly was born in Tacoma, Washington, and earned his first degree at the University of Washington.

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Chihuly spent some time working in a glass factory in Venice where he honed his glass blowing skills.

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His work is in over 200 museums. I think this piece may have been inspired by Beetlejuice.

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This sculpture is over 100 feet long and is housed in a 40-foot tall glass house.

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The exhibit and gardens opened in 2012 and have received the LEED award for sustainable practices.

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A team of cleaners work five days a week from 3am to 8am very carefully dusting all the glass sculptures.

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The Chihuly Garden and Glass is located right next to the Space Needle making it really easy to find!

 

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TAMMIE PAINTER IS THE AUTHOR OF THE TRIALS OF HERCULES, The first book in her fantasy series, The Osteria Chronicles, in which she brings Greek Myths to life. The Maze (book Three in the series) is now available at most online book retailers.

 

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