Tuesday, November 18, 2014

A Very Special Weekend!

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!


Nancy Kay said...

What nice pictures!! I saw the Space Needle in 1962 when it first opened, but I haven't been there since. It appears I need to check it out again! What a view! And I love the pictures from the Chihuly Exhibit. Fantastic! Thanks for the tour; now I want to plan a trip to Seattle!

Cranberry Morning said...

That looks like a fantastic exhibit, Judy! What fun to see it, and those darling kids. I've never been to Seattle, but this is one more thing to pique my interest!

kathy b said...

Cute babies. I want you to take us to both places. the Glass outside is amazing

Nancy said...

Is this a permanent exhibit? Your photos make a trip to Seattle very tempting.

Mereknits said...

Sounds like a fun visit and a beautiful place to visit.

Araignee said...

What a spectacular adventure! I'm not thrilled about heights but I would love to walk through that exhibit. Especially if it's warm. I'd love to be anywhere warm right now.

Rian said...

Awesomeness! The kiddos are so cute.

karen said...

a weekend with grandchildren is a very special weekend :) Love the photos of the glass, never seen that before.

elns said...

Lovely pictures. We really enjoyed Seattle and Vancouver as a family. My son's favorite part was the Space Needle alas, we did not make it to the exhibit. Something for next time! I'm glad you had such a wonderful weekend with your family.

Anonymous said...

I would SO love to see the glass gardens. These pictures are very enticing. Thanks for sharing!

Caffeine Girl said...

I really will make it to Seattle. It looks like such a beautiful city!