If you ever find yourself in Seattle, one of the places you might want to visit is the Space Needle, which has been here since 1962, and is a Seattle landmark. A rather new attraction is the relatively new Chihuly Garden and Glass exhibit. This past weekend we went to both places with Dick's brother and our sister-in-law, who were visiting from Palo Alto, and both places are wonderful. On a clear day we can see the Space Needle in the distance from a hill near our house, but there's nothing quite like looking down on the city and the surrounding area from on top of it! This past weekend the weather was clear and very crisp (COLD), and the view was spectacular. If you double click on the photo, you can see Mount Baker way off in the distance.
After a very tasty lunch a some time at the observation platform above the restaurant, we went across the way to the Chihuly exhibit. It is wonderful!
I loved this ceiling and the way the colors reflect off the walls.
This is one of two glass-filled boats floating in water.
A beautiful arrangement of glass flowers fills the upper part of the conservatory which Chihuly designed. As you can see, the flowers also frame the Space Needle.
This glass tree is located in the conservatory for the upcoming holidays and is filled with golden cherubs.
The gardens outside are lovely also. The pieces of glass are skillfully situated among the plants and are very interesting.
The glass just glows in the sunlight, and I loved the way the log is placed among the pieces.
Every so often there's a piece that reflects the Needle in all its glory.
Of course our weekend also included a visit with two of our favorite little people.
Stella just woke up from her nap
and Max enjoyed looking at pictures of the Chihuly exhibit with Uncle Bob. It was a very nice weekend!