Larry and I always try to take the most advantage of a city we visit by seeing just everything we can.
And this Seattle trip was no exception.
We took an early morning stroll through Pike Place Market, heard the song
of the fish mongers and made sure we didnt miss the flying fish,
enjoyed the dazzling assorment of flowers on display,
went down Post Alley and The Gum Wall
(ok the gum wall kind of grossed me out)
and up to the top of the Space Needle
(that's 15 minutes I'll never get back)
Took a cruise around the sound on a rare bright and sunny afternoon (now that was fun!)
And watched my husband, the fisherman's, joy as he taught me all about
The Ship Locks, and Fish Ladders.
But my absolute favorite spot was the Chihuly Museum and Garden.
If you are not familiar with this man and his art, I know you have seen
his chandeliers in high end hotels and casinos.
These beauties lay on a lit glass ceiling.
His paintings for glass ideas are stunning on their own.
Outside and in the garden.
There are not many occassions when I think my trusty Nikon is just not worthy.
Pictures just do not do this place justice.
What stunning beauty and given my recent obsession with colored glass, very inspiring.
Please visit this video for background on Dale Chihuly
and see work in progress by himself and his team.
And of course your own search of the man and his work will be bountiful.