2019 Sandy & Bill's West Coast Adventure travel blog

Space Needle with a Dale Chihuly glass sculpture in foreground

Old wooden water/sewer pipe from late 1800s

Giant figure in front of the Seattle Art Museum

That was a long wait for water

Flying saucer type art in front of the Pacific Science Center

Chihuly glass Forest

Chihuly 15 foot Glass Sealife Tower

Chihuly Turtles

Chihuly Persian Ceiling

Mille Fiori - Italian for Thousand Flowers

Two separate glass chandeliers

Sandy in front of purple glass garden

Glass garden globe infused with gold flecks


Today was our first and last full day in Seattle. In spite of early rain in the day, we ventured out to do a "walkabout" of downtown Seattle. The Pacific Science Center was, alas, closed, but the Chihuly Garden and Glass was open, and we were very glad it was. Sandy had previously visited the place, but I had not. Dale Chihuly is a very gifted artist who specializes in glass, and what a gifted specialization he has! Some of his creations defy the imagination, but as he said himself, "sometimes I don't know what I am going to do until I do it."

Some of his glass creations consist of chandeliers, a glass forest, garden sculptures, and sea life creations. Attached are pictures of many of these amazing glass art.

After the Chihuly art, we walked about Seattle, settling on an Underground Tour. Lasting an hour, I found the overall experience underwhelming, informative on some of Seattle's history, but somewhat short on artifacts. However, we did actually tour some of the underground tunnels and saw a large number of remnants from Seattle's past, such as old bed frames, electrical panels, actual glass panels for a building's first floor that was now underground.

On the way to Pike Place, we saw some interesting things, such as a giant metal figurine in front of the Seattle Art Museum and what I hope is a funny picture of a dog.

We managed to get in a long walk back to the hotel, and enjoyed out stay in Seattle. Tomorrow we invade Canada! Thanks for reading.

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