Being a Tourist in Seattle: Chihuly Garden and Glass

September 13, 2016

In the garden at Chihuly Garden and Glass

In the garden at Chihuly Garden and Glass

I’ve spent the past 10 days taking my sister and her husband to some of my favorite places in Seattle and the Pacific Northwest.  Audrey’s vacation priorities were family and National Parks, but before heading off on a couple of road trips, she wanted to spend the first day after their arrival in Seattle recovering from jet lag.  The highlight of our day out and about Seattle was our visit to Chihuly Garden and Glass, which showcases the work of glass artist, Dale Chihuly.  It is located at the base of the Space Needle at the Seattle Center.  When we arrived, workers were cleaning up from the annual Bumbershoot Festival.  (Bumbershoot is another name for umbrella.)

Bumbershoot Alley at the Seattle Center

Bumbershoot Alley at the Seattle Center

Two of my favorite spaces are the Persian Ceiling Room and the Glass House inside Chihuly Garden and Glass.  My sister liked the gardens outside, where glass sculptures are artfully placed next to a diverse selection of colorful plants.

Sculpture in the Sealife Room

Sculpture in the Sealife Room

Persian Ceiling with reflections on the wall

Persian Ceiling with reflections on the wall

Detail, Persian Ceiling

Detail, Persian Ceiling

Mille Fiori Room

Mille Fiori Room

Chandelier

Chandelier

Macchia Forest Room

Macchia Forest Room

Glass House

Glass House

Garden outside

Garden outside

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6 Responses to “Being a Tourist in Seattle: Chihuly Garden and Glass”

  1. selah Says:

    that glass work is amazing!


  2. I just LOVE chihuly !!!

  3. Diana Studer Says:

    one day, I hope to see that!

  4. shoreacres Says:

    This is just wonderful. I found out that Crystal Bridges Museum in Arkansas is going to have a gallery/garden Chihuly exhibit next year. That’s within striking distance, and my longtime wish to see his work finally will be satisfied. In the meantime, I’ll just keep enjoying this post!


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