Chihuly Gardens

I’m back at the Space Needle and the first thing I did was purchase my ticket to the Chihuly Gardens. Many of the exhibits were familiar.

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They had been part of the show that visited The MFA but now they appeared to be permanent exhibits. Although some were inside in exhibit halls many of the larger pieces were outside including my favorite one.

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My favorite is a made up of purple “candles” placed around a fallen log.

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Next to the log a pod of black glass “things” seem to be swimming out from under the log. It made me think of seals or maybe dolphins. I checked this out from all sides. It is definitely my favorite.

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The thing about Chihuly is that all of his pieces are beautiful and amazing.

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I still had plenty of time before sunset but most of the other places were closing for the day so I headed back up the Space Needle. I might as well enjoy the views while I wait for sunset.

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I saw other photographers with their tripods.

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I didn’t bring mine this trip but I wish I had.

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Without a tripod I would have to hand hold and the darker it got the harder that would be.

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I hope these photos of Chihuly Gardens convey a little of it’s magical quality.

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0 Responses to Chihuly Gardens

  1. RachelT says:

    Wow! Fantastic! I saw the Chihuly exhibit when it was in Boston and loved it! Thanks for posting these photos.

  2. Sandra says:

    Beautiful gardens. I bet they are really great in person.

  3. These are amazing. I like the autumn colored one the best. I cannot imagine what it took to create such pieces.

    • Dusty Roads says:

      The first time I ever saw any of his work was a chandelier in the casino in the Bahamas. His style is so unique that once you see it, you’ll always recognize it. It boggles my mind that it’s all blown glass. I just love his work. 🙂

  4. Patti Ross says:

    I love Chihuly–these are great!

    • Dusty Roads says:

      Thanks. I can’t imagine someone not thinking they are beautiful. I grew up living next door to an artist who worked in steel. He made huge over-sized sculptures from scrap metal! That’s what I think if some says a large sculpture. …Not something as delicate as blown glass. Chihuly’s work is just beautiful. 🙂