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Friday, June 22, 2012

Weekend Reflections !

Weekend Reflections is hosted by James each week beginning Friday at 11 AM Eastern Standard Time. It's another wonderful way of opening your eyes to new and different kinds of beauty. Click on the web address under the blog title and sign up to play with us!
I had an opportunity to go to the Chihuly Garden and Glass Park which is located next to the Space Needle in downtown Seattle. It was one of the most different, interesting and beautiful places I've ever visited, so I wanted to share some of it with your today.

I would also like to share this with you -- the daughter of my creative friend, Suranga, who designs my fun headers has entered a National Geographic Photo contest and her entry is fantastic! You can see it and vote in less than a minute at this site  Do stop by, you'll be glad that you did!!!  A note! some people are having trouble connecting with the National Geographic site, so Suranga has added the address in her comment below and it does work!!!

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James said...

What a cool place! Great shots Sylvia!

Have a great weekend!

PS.Your link to vote for your friend's daughter is invisible. I think you need to choose a color that shows up on the white background.

This is Belgium said...

profound sayings
great weekend to you too Sylvia

Susan said...

Fascinating images this week Sylvia. I hope your visit to this unique locale was fun. That 2nd shot is especially fun.

clairz said...

Beautiful glass work. Thank you for sharing, Sylvia.

Anonymous said...

Both places gave you wonderful photo ops. I love the rainbow of colorful reflections dancing on the walls.

Have a delightful weekend, Sylvia.

Sylvia K said...

For those of you who have had trouble connecting with the blog I wrote about at the beginning of this post, here is the address again, and hopefully, you'll be able to connect!!



Al said...

That looks like an amazing place, great shots of it. I also love your perspective on the Space Needle below. Have a great weekend and give Sam a treat from me and Socks!

Ugich Konitari said...

The link for voting for the National Geographic Photo Competition is


I thank you on behalf of my daughter, Pankaja !

Reader Wil said...

Your photos are always interesting and wonderful! Have a great weekend, Sylvia!

George said...

Thanks for providing the link to Pankaja's photo. She's a wonderful photographer.

The park that you shared looks amazing. I love the color and reflections that you've captured.

Malyss said...

What interesting pieces of art! so special and amazing!
Done, I voted! :o)
I wish you a nice week-end!

RuneE said...

You really had some "arty" photos this time. My favourite must be the last one with the person seen leaving. Gives a special perspective.

Gerald (Hyde DP) said...

love that third one especially

cieldequimper said...

Okay... I have to go back to Seattle Center then... :-)

Leovi said...

Very nice, I like them all pretty delicious colors, must be a nice visit to the Garden and Chihuly Glass Park. Greetings and good weekend.

Pat Tillett said...

Amazing art and some beautiful photos of it!

Linda said...

Fantastic photos, Sylvia. I also love the quotes. Thank you so much for sharing.

TexWisGirl said...

chihuly is pretty amazing. his work is being exhibited by the Dallas Arboretum right now and one piece got damaged by a bad hail storm. :)

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Dale Chihuly's work is amazing and you live right in the heart of the modern glass movement an contemporary glass artists. I have seen his work around the country and love it best in a setting like Chicago's botanical gardens from several years ago.

I hope that you have a wonderful weekend, mon amie!


Gemma Wiseman said...

What an awe-inspiring place! The colour, the shapes, the reflections, the whole design - so refreshingly creative! Like a torrent of fantasy! Wonderful!

Carole M. said...

loving that first photograph

magiceye said...

Superb captures!!

Cher said...

wow! the glass park looks awesome! thanks for sharing the photos. have a fabulous weekend, Sylvia!

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Wow, what a treat, great shots. Chihuli has many pieces in a botanical park in Saint Louis that are just wonderful and the Oklahoma City Museum of Art also has a big installation.

Betty Manousos said...

what a spectacular, sylvia!

the glass park looks incredibly awesome and interesting.

brilliant photos as usual.

happy weekend, my dearest!

JM said...

I love Chihuly. This are some fantastic shots, Sylvia!

Eden said...

Fantastic shots. Love the place.

Living In Williamsburg Virginia said...

Fantastic art and equally fantastic photos.

Darryl and Ruth :)

Cezar and Léia said...

The second shot is very intriguing, well done!
God bless you!

raf said...

Art as only Chihuly can do. Marvelous captures, Sylvia!

Elisa said...

What a great series!
Have a nice weekend Sylvia
Elisa, from Argentina

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Oh my gosh what an amazing place Sylvie, glass is such a wonderful medium to work with and creates the most colourful reflections. I have clicked and voted for Pankaja's photographs, she is a very talented young lady.

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