The next day we traveled in the monorail to go see the Space Needle. But before we did that. We stopped at Chihuly’s Musum.
I will take you on a tour of this beautiful museum.
At the beginning you go through his work that resembles baskets.
I loved seeing his sketches.
This sculpture in the middle of the room, illuminating most of the space.
And then this room. The pieces on the ceiling, reflecting the light onto the walls.
One room more beautiful than the next. But I think this is my favorite of the museum. The colors, the light, the feeling. I loved staring at the pieces on top of us.
And then into this garden.
This is when I hear the group in front of us saying “this is why I won’t bring my grandchildren here, I’m afraid they’ll break something.”
And yes. Everything is at one arm’s reach, but with security people in every room, and I’m sure keeping an eye on the visitors.
But this same closeness, is what made this exhibition so incredible. You can see the smooth of the glass. you could see the transparency in lots of the pieces, but also, the opaque of the others.
And the black, so intense, especially in this room. Everything black, making the base of this incredible glass garden a mirror of the sculpture.
With Lucas and Siena we each had our favorite pieces, plants, in this piece.
Just amazing. Really.
And I know glass and light go hand in hand.
But it is, really incredible every single time. Everywhere you look at.
From here we went to the Glasshouse.
And then we are right inside one.
I could have a whole blog post on this room.
Each way you looked there was something new to look at.
As you can see, we are right next to the Space Needle. The planning of this room was precise.
And we had the most amazing days in Seattle, making this moment, this room, glow with the sunshine coming through the windows, and us having the most amazing* views. (*note: sorry for using amazing and incredible so much, but this place was that!)
And now outside. The garden.
The contrasts. The colors, the curves, the edges, nature and man-made.
Us reflected with the Space Needle behind us.
Dale Chihuly. Now, living in Seattle at age 71. Incredible(*see note up above.)
I’m so glad we went.