Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Chihuly Glass and Gardens,

Space Needle and Chihuly Glass

DISCLAIMER:  In exchange for a discounted registration rate to attend IFBC 2015 I have agreed to write three blog posts of any topic from the conference, sponsors or anything about the host city of Seattle.  

Seattle is known for its rainy weather so I didn’t mind when the forecast for the afternoon called for showers. Walking around the city was a perfect way to shake off the miserable 5 ½ hour flight from DC.
I was in town attending the 2015 International Food Blogging Conference. I wanted to give myself extra time to explore some of the city. And this time I did not want to miss going to the Chihuly Gardens exhibition. I tried two years ago but it was closed due to a private event.
I was not disappointed. From the first sculpture to the last out in the garden they did not disappoint. The way the light played into the sculpture was awe inspiring. The boats filled with his sculptures to the hanging sculpture it was all so much to take in. Every viewing angle was revealed a different play on color. 



And then you get to the gardens outside. Luckily for me it was raining so the crowd were at minimum. I strolled slowly around each section. Each garden revealing a different feel. The plants were even coordinated to blend perfectly to the orbs, spike or tall flower like pieces. The light was muted and to me that made all the difference. I wandered through several times peering into the gardens seeing different colors at different angles. It was quiet solitude moment as I stared at an orb only to be disturb by a hummingbird flitting from flower to flower unware of the glass beauty around us.
An peaceful respite before the buzz and chaos of the conference.

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