Mr. HB and I walked for hours every day that we were away and enjoyed seeing the sights.
Oh and yes there was some shopping!
I am up to my neck buried in laundry right now I'll get that done and then post a "loot shoot."
Thank goodness for the large capacity LG machines.
The Space Needle reflected in the blue sphere.
I highly recommend taking the time to visit this amazing place.
You'll never think of glass in the same way again!
You can get an idea of how vast this glass sculpture is when you look at the figures at the bottom left.
It's quite staggering to stand beside this and gaze up.
This glass scene fills an entire room.
Vibrant colour and interesting textures and shapes...
The Glass House
Outside in the Chihuly Gardens
The plantings accent the colours and textures of the glassworks.
The greyed wood and the blues and mauves compliment each other
and the chartreuse blooms add even more depth and interest.
Red stands out against the black Mondo grass at the base.
A perfect to time your visit would be around dusk
so that the lights inside placed inside the glass sculptures would be enchanting.
We rode the 50 year old monorail which has stood the test of time
it is the easiset and fastest way to get to the Space Needle, Chihuly Gardens and The EMI Music Experience.
The Music Experience is inside an interesting building by architect Frank Gehry.
view from the monorail platform
it's a huge space and so artfully designed
We decided against riding the wheel on the waterfront
the weather was grey and rainy, the winds were gusting
neither of us felt like swaying in the breeze or looking at the skyline through a wet rainy glass dome.
The Savour Seattle food tour was fabulous and rated one of the top 10 tours in the US
now I understand why...
The knowledgable, friendly and entertaining guides
a behind the scenes look at the Market
personally greeting vendors on the 2 hour walking tour of Pike Place Market.
We dined at some amazing restaurants
we researched them on Trip Advisor and booked ahead through Open Table.
Dahlia Lounge was one great spot!
Top Chef Tom Douglas owns many great places to eat in Seattle.
a wee bite to wake up the taste buds.
Tom is famous for his signature crab cakes
I make a tasty crab cake so I wanted to see just how good they were.
they were served on a bed of wilted mustard greens which were sauteed in garlic!
Mr. HB had oysters in mignonette sauce, pot stickers and steamed clams.
he had to try their famous coconut cream pie
I had one teensy taste...
Tom and his wife were sitting in the booth next to us enjoying dinner...
he must be a very busy chef and to see him relaxing in one of his own restaurants was a bonus
check out all Tom's amazing venues.
We had a fabulous time in Seattle
stay tuned for some shopping highlights in the next post...
Hope that your week is off to a great start!