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This is it! I've given up work -retired from the rat race and am about to start on a 10 year adventure, doing all those things I've been meaning to do but never had the time to do them. I've offloaded my responsibilities and it is now my time. So follow my adventures and see whether I actually manage anything!



Monday, 13 May 2019

Chihuly at Kew Gardens


Kew gardens forms the backdrop to Dale Chihuly's amazing glass artwork. Although the weather wasn't perfect, the displays and artwork were well worth persevering with the changeable weather.

Known as 'Seaforms', this work was on display indoors with a film explaining how the designs were made. It was fascinating viewing.




There were a number of artworks in the Temperate House.












But the star of the show in the Temperate House is this specially created 9m pendant suspended from the ceiling.




























A visit to Kew would not be complete without a walk through the Rhododendron Dell.







We finished the day here at 'The Tap on the Line' pub next to Kew Gardens railway station.

21 comments:

  1. Gorgeous! We have a permanent Chihuly display in Seattle, and I've been twice and loved it both times. Many of the pieces are very similar to these. Thank you! :-)

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  2. Oh, these glass sculptures are, indeed, remarkable. Surprising how fluid this material becomes in the hands of an artist.

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  3. Hello, I would love to see this exhibit. The Chihuly glass is beautiful. Love the blossoms, beautiful gardens. Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy new week!

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  4. Gorgeous colors and lovely photos!

    Happy Day to you,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  5. It's an unbeatable combo - Chihuly glass and gardens. Marvelous photos

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  6. Beautiful- both art and the natural side of things.

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  7. He's got a distinctive style, but I really love that first one which is so different.

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  8. I sat here with my mouth open in amazement at the sculptures. Some are quite surreal.

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  9. Those glass sculptures are amazing, I love the ones in the gardens which look a bit like birds. A good place to end the day.

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  10. Wow, wow and wow. I would love this. Anything that starts in a beautiful garden, and ends in a pub is a winner of a day out, but these glass artworks are stunning!
    Wren x

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  11. Spectacular! It'd be difficult for me to leave. I would want to see every detail!

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  12. Wow the garden shots are fab. I scrolled back to get caught up on your walk. Envious of you..I would love to do that. Got a kick out of the sign advertising a scoop of ice cream for your dog!

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  13. You know how jealous I am, right?? I still have not been in the right place at the right time. I do recognize the pub, though. I rested in the courtyard and ate a scone from the outdoor market nearby. Lovely photos.

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  14. I saw the thumbnail photo on biebkriebels site and recognized that Chihuly sculpture immediately so I had to pop over to see where it is now. What a wonderful environment for his wonderful glass works of art. He's displayed twice at the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix and while his sculptures were here, I went many times to look at them. I even took a trip last summer to Seattle to see his museum there. There is just something about his colorful glass pieces that appeals to me.

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  15. I love Chihuly's work! Thanks for sharing your photos.

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  16. Chihuly's works are amazing! I got to see some of his works at Seattle a few years back.

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  17. The glass art work is amazing. No function to any of these pieces just pure art. Dan blew glass for 10 years as a hobby. When we downsized we had a lot of it to sell but most were functional pieces.

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  18. How pretty! I love the blue flowers and all the red ones especially. I hope to see Kew Gardens someday!

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  19. And all so organic! I can't pick my favourite. I love the first one and the second one and the large pendant and the massive one outside and... well you get my drift.

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