Detail from "Rain Dance," an original quilt by Sherrie Spangler

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Seattle light

Dave and I went to Seattle a few weeks ago and spent two nights and three days leisurely exploring and eating. I was most struck by the lights and lighting. Our first night was Election Night, and the ferris wheel down by the water put on a red, white and blue light show. Another iconic Seattle sight was the sign at Pike Place Market:

The next morning we had breakfast at Bacco's, where I snapped the window reflection behind me.

It was rainy, so we decided to spend a few hours inside with the wondrous lighted glass at the Chihuly Garden and Glass center. Below is Dave, man of mystery, in front on a sea life form.


Above and below are shots of the Persian Ceiling, a spectacular ceiling of more sea-like forms with dramatic lighting.

Next is a closeup  of a glass vessel in the Macchia Forest room. Each style of glass has its own room in the exhibit, and it's fascinating to read about the inspiration that went into each.

The exhibit continues outside, where I captured our reflection with the Space Needle behind us in a blue, rain-splattered glass globe. This one really says "Seattle."

That evening the sky was pale orange, dusty blue and grey as the sun set on our last day in the city.

The next morning we walked down to Pike Place in the fog. I saw a group of people aiming their cell phones up to the sky and followed their gaze to this brilliant sight of the sun reflecting off of a glass building and being scattered in the fog. Then it was time to catch the ferry and head home.

Have a colorful day


Judy Sall Fiber Art said...

Beautiful pix! We were in Las Vegas for our Son & daughter-in-law's wedding, and went to a restaurant in Bellagio - the hotel has a huge ceiling that looks like the Persian ceiling in your photo... not sure if by Chihuly or one of his students, but spectacular. I love the picture of Dave!
BTW, the snow is here... will take pix when it gets light outside. Hibernation season is here!

Robbie said...

Looks like it was a wonderful time away!!! Love the pic of your better half! This would be a great cover for a mystery book!