Sunday, April 7, 2013

Being a Tourist in your own Town

Karen Meyer is here visiting from Holland, Michigan.  So when you have out of town visitors, what do you do?  You visit the things you might not go to see or have not seen before.  Despite some less than stellar weather, we ventured to the Seattle Center and visited the Chihuly Garden and Glass exhibit, after a stop in the Collections Cafe for some lunch.

We can attest to tasty food and fun, funky decor.  The ceiling is filled with accordions:

Inset in each table is a glass topped box, each filled with a different collection:

Dale Chihuly (click this name for the website) is a northwest glass artist.  He is a glass blower and loves to experiment with color and lighting.  The collection is displayed 9 rooms, a 40' tall glasshouse and a garden exhibition.  Really, really impressive:

And then the weather gods smiled on us and the sun came out,

I was quite impressed and really enjoyed our adventure.

And, of course, being a fabric kind of gal, this was most appealing in his native northwest room:

Don't miss this.

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