This week's Photohunt theme is colorful. Nothing screams colorful to me than a local Pacific Northwest artist - Dale Chihuly. His work in glass is always a riot of color. The De Young Museum in San Francisco's current exhibit is a collection showing his different styles ranging from glass baskets to large chandeliers. The rooms are dark with excellent lighting to highlight the brilliant colors. The photo above is a ceiling display of his seaform and persian glass. You feel like you are in an underwater sea garden when you enter the room.
Another great place to see his work is outside the Tacoma Glass Museum at the Chihuly Bridge of Glass. The pedestrian bridge over the freeway has a wall of his venetian glass, the icy blue crystal towers and a seaform pavilion similar to the display above.
Also check out the colorful Photohunt posts by other Slow Travel bloggers:
- Colorful Budapest Market by Deborah at Old Shoes - New Trip
- Multicolored Peppers by girasoli at
shave ice and mangoshave ice and gelato
- Colors of the Luxembourg Garden in Paris by Kim at What I Really Think
- Colorful uniform of a Vatican Swiss Guard by Maria I at My Place in the Sun
- Colors at the Art Festival by Anne at Churches in Venice
- France Mayes' Garden of Color by Leslie at Kaleidoscope
Below are two other shots from the Chihuly exhibit which runs until September 28, 2008. Enjoy the colors.
Mille Fiori garden of glass