PHOTO TOUR: Chihuly Garden and Glass – Seattle

Chihuly Sun with Glasshouse

Chihuly Sun with Glasshouse

The Chihuly Garden and Glass exhibition is a true feast for the eyes. Located at the base of the Space Needle, the homage to Tacoma Washington native Dale Chihuly, is one of Seattle’s newest sights. Opening in May 2012, it showcases decades of his most significant works.

The vibrancy of colors, the reflection of light, blew me away the moment I walked into the first gallery, the Glass Forest. However, I could not stop and ponder. I was on a mission.

As I made my way from gallery to gallery on my way to the garden, I passed the most incredible installations that I dared not look at for more than a second for fear of becoming distracted and missing the opportunity of having the gardens to myself.

I stepped out of the galleries and into this incredibly majestic greenhouse. This light-filled space is home to one of Chihuly’s largest installations with over 1300 red, orange, and yellows Persians that twinkle as the sunlight reflects off of them.

Chihuly’s Sun, an explosion of yellow, demands your attention the moment you step out into the garden. The garden, lush with flowers and plants, is the setting for four monumental sculptures. The pathway’s are lined with trees, and the glass installations seem to belong there naturally.

After a good 20 minutes of alone time in the garden, people finally started to trickle in. It was time to go back inside. The galleries were no less magnificent on my second time through.

Chihuly Garden:

Chihuly Garden

Chihuly Garden

Chihuly Garden

Chihuly Garden

Chihuly Garden

Chihuly Garden

Chihuly Garden

Chihuly Garden

Chihuly Garden

Chihuly Garden

Space Needle on Chihuly Balls

Space Needle on Chihuly Balls

Space Needle on Chihuly Balls

Space Needle on Chihuly Balls

Space Needle on Chihuly Balls

Space Needle on Chihuly Balls

Space Needle on Chihuly Balls

The Glasshouse

Chihuly Glasshouse

Chihuly Glasshouse

Macchia Forest

Chihuly Macchia Forest

Chihuly Macchia Forest

Chandeliers

Chihuly Chandelier

Chihuly Chandelier

Chihuly Blue Chandelier

Chihuly Blue Chandelier

Ikebana and Float Boat

Chihuly Ikebana and Float Boats

Chihuly Ikebana and Float Boats

Mille Fiori

Chihuly Mille Fiori

Chihuly Mille Fiori

Chihuly Mille Fiori

Chihuly Mille Fiori

Persian Ceiling

Chihuly Persian Ceiling

Chihuly Persian Ceiling

Sealife Room

Chihuly Sealife Room

Chihuly Sealife Room

Chihuly Sealife Tower

Chihuly Sealife Tower

Chihuly Sealife Room Drawings

Chihuly Sealife Room Drawings

Northwest Room

Chihuly Northwest Room with Glass Baskets

Chihuly Northwest Room with Glass Baskets

Chihuly Northwest Room

Chihuly Northwest Room

Glass Forest

Chihuly Glass Forest

Chihuly Glass Forest

Chihuly Close Up

Chihuly Pink Chandelier Close Up

Chihuly Pink Chandelier Close Up

Chihuly Garden Sun Close Up

Chihuly Garden Sun Close Up

Chihuly Green Chandelier Close Up

Chihuly Green Chandelier Close Up

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About Terri Lundberg

Terri Lundberg is an American expat currently residing with her husband in Saudi Arabia, but she calls Seattle and San Diego home. She’s a travel writer, an avid photographer and is a resource and cross cultural trainer to expats relocating to Saudi Arabia. She's been to 100 destinations, 26 countries, and counting.

Comments

  1. These images are fantastic! I have to go and see this exhibition

  2. Shirley Lewis says:

    These are some awesome photos.

  3. That glass is so beautiful! I love the pictures.

  4. Ada Montalvo says:

    Terri;
    My mom and I visited this exhibit in September. There are no words to explain this to somone who has not seen it. Your photos are spectacular! They truly capture the essence and magnificnece of the place. Well done!

    • Thank you Ada!! There are no words to express it. It was luck that lead to me visiting the Chihuly Garden and Glass Exhibition, and for that I am thankful.