Hm.. so the last time I went to Seattle, I found out that the Center of Wooden Boat has FREE sailings on Sunday but I couldn’t go because I had Mariner’s tickets so I thought I would go this time.
However, there were so many people that we decided to skip it and went to the Chihuly Garden and Glass Museum instead. Not a good start to day 2 …
Start of the day : check out and line up to sign up, only to give up.
The line up was just to sign up for sailing times and doesn’t guarantee that there is even spot on the day of. In the end, we ended up going for brunch, which was a pricey affair. We went to a Mexican restaurant because it served MIGAS, and Miga must have migas. It was a chain restaurant called Cactus and we went to the one near Lake Union ( 350 Terry Ave N, Seattle)
It’s a miga – scrambled eggs, corn tortilla, diced onions, sliced chile peppers, diced fresh tomatoes, and cheese.
It was a $30 breakfast between the two of us and it totally went over our budget.
A quick walk and we were at the Seattle Center, which was created for the 1962 World Fair. It includes the Seattle Space Needle, Pacific Science Center, Experience Music Project, amongs other Seattle attractions. There is a combo where Space Needle + Chihuly Garden and Glass starts at $33 (online ticket). The earlier you go, the cheaper it is.
I think it is quite a deal to buy the combo but we didn’t plan to go to the Space Needle …
The Chihuly Glass is an exhibition of local glass maker, Dale Chihuly’s work.
Entering the exhibition, the place was a bit dark but it was specifically lit to bring out the best of the glass work.
The first exhibition room features the Navajo Blanket and basket Series, which was done in 1975. The glass work was inspired by the Native American patterns.
The next room features glass structures based on sea forms.
The next room was all ceiling art work.
Possibly part of his Ikebana series, it features glass garden / flower arrangement. It was also said to be inspired by his mother, who had a gorgeous garden in the backyard. I think I spent the most time in this galley out of all other galleries.
Following the garden series was the Niijima Floats. It was inspired by Japanese fishing boats. There are even mirrors on the bottom for its full reflection and view.
The Chandeliers in this exhibition was once hang in the city in Vienna~~~
He also had some 2-D artworks in the exhibition.
Another room consists of glass work that resembles seashells. It uses two different colors on the inside and outside.
I think the one I like the most is the 100-foot long suspended sculpture in the glass house. There is an angle where one can also take a photo of the space needle.
Even the hallways have glass work.
There is also a garden within the premise that is installed with glass sculptures almost everywhere!
In addition to the glass house and galler, there is a cafe and a theater that documents Dale Chihuly’s work.
Outside of its premise also stands a few glass works.
At the Seattle Center, there is also a park and there seems to be some festivities that Sunday.
There is a food court area inside the Seattle Center Armory, which used to be an Armory.
Time to go back to the central district~~ There is a monorail that connects the Seattle Center to Seattle downtown and it is only $2.25 one way. It’s not a bad price considering how long it would take one to walk down there …
The ride might not have taken more than 5 minutes but that means more time for us to eat. We went to the Cheesecake Factory for our final meal in Seattle.
We took the Quick Shuttle from outside the Washington Convention Center.
Back in Canada~~
Mini Trip is over ~~~~