Happy Wednesday, friends! We’re going back in time a little bit here – I still have a few photos to share from my trip to Seattle two weeks ago. My hostess, Erin, had to work in the morning on Saturday and Sunday so that gave me time to play tourist! On Saturday, I took the bus to the Seattle Center to visit the Chihuly Garden and Glass exhibit.
The exhibit has three parts: the Exhibition Hall, which showcases many of Chihuly’s pieces, the Glasshouse, and the Garden Installation. Although I had already seen Chihuly’s work in Arizona and Minneapolis, I was still blown away (see what I did there? :-P) Despite critics’ opinions that Chihuly isn’t a true artist, I am always mesmerized by his use of color and texture in every piece.
Admission in to the exhibit was $37, but that included a ticket to the top of the Space Needle. I spent roughly 45 minutes wandering through the exhibits before I left to find the nearest cafe. The photo below ↓ was one of my favorite rooms because it felt like I was walking inside of a kaleidoscope.
The next exhibit ↓ reminded me of a scene out of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. There were glass pieces scattered along the rectangular room, almost like a crowded, multicolored and magical garden.
If only this photo ↓ could do the next exhibit justice. The boat was much bigger than the photo depicts and once again, filled with multicolored glass balls (I like color – can you tell?)
After wandering through the indoor exhibits, I walked out to the garden. The two next photos showcase some of my favorite pieces scattered throughout the plants:
Has anyone else visited the Chihuly Garden and Glass exhibit in Seattle or seen Chihuly’s work? Overall, I really enjoyed the exhibit and would recommend a visit if you’re heading to Seattle!