Thanks to some friends in Seattle (big up Jack and Jessica), I was able to visit Seattle again (that is how behind I am on posts, I have a whole trip around the Olympic peninsula to show you and then this one to the Cascades, but that is for another time). This special place was right under the space needle, and quite the worthwhile tourist trap.
These sonic flowers were pretty cool, they collect energy during the day and have music activated by your motion between them
Sculptures all over the place around here
Inside, you are treated to a neon sight where these glowing glass blobs fell from the ceiling onto glass
These are reminiscent of the native american baskets of the southwest
Don’t you think?
This is an excellent example of what he is best known for, these spectacular chandeliers made from hundreds of blown glass pieces
This one was mostly sea themed
And the ceilings made from glass objects and fans
The overlapping colors create a kaleidoscope effect
Gotta love that accidental red, gold and green (rally!)
This collection was vast, I liked these best
Better up close
See the porpoises?
These collections of bowls were so vibrant with the contrasting rims
My favorite shade of blue in the upper left side of this one, where is yours?
Looked like a firework went off
Almost look like living things, but not really
A whole rainbow
These fans were pretty spectacular
This pic is a little clearer
Also looks like fireworks
The gardens were wonderful and carefully maintained, look at this pansy
Sweet fall rose
Almost like the plant is mirroring the glass
Another rainbow, this time all in one
Hydrangea fading into fall
Great companion to these uniquely-barked trees
My favorite by far
A bit scary
But beautiful upon closer inspection
This is everyone else’s favorite shot
So have another
Something shiny is blooming out from the ground
Teal with lovely hydrangeas
And an ocean blue
Is that an octopus?
I also really liked the black glass
Spheres of beauty
Back to where it all started, or did we ever leave…
See you next time.