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Chihuly Garden and Glass, Seattle

Oh! I was so excited about TNNA and my new iPad, I forgot to tell you about last week’s little jaunt to the Emerald City. I went up for a piano friend’s birthday dinner, and had the afternoon to myself beforehand. I ended up at Chihuly Garden and Glass in Seattle Center, a stunning new exhibit right next to the Space Needle.

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I love the Space Needle. It’s so iconic, much like my beloved Eiffel Tower. This is the view from the Glasshouse, a large area with these glass flowers suspended from the ceiling. Wouldn’t this be a great place for a party? The exhibit has both indoor and outdoor elements. One of the first things you see indoors is this towering piece.

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A closer look reveals that it’s an incredibly detailed seascape.

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There’s a room with glass pieces in the ceiling, much like the Chihuly Bridge of Glass at the Museum of Glass in Tacoma.

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The room leads to this view through a doorway.

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Which draws you in to this:

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My favorite piece is below. It’s two boats, one filled with round balls like Japanese fishing floats, and the other…well, you tell me what they are. I love the way the boats are reflected in the floor. They’re bigger than they appear in the picture, maybe 8 or 9 feet long, each?

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There’s a beautiful garden outside, too. I love how the Space Needle is reflected by so many shiny surfaces.

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It was a very pleasant way to spend the afternoon. Birthday dinner was fun, too. A very nice quick getaway. OK, back to TNNA prep!

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