Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Exploring What Florida Offers...


We took an overnight trip to Dunedin and St. Petersburg, FL, this week. In St. Pete we visited The Chihuly Collection, a permanent exhibit of privately owned glass artworks by Dale Chihuly. The collection is housed in a museum on the waterfront, and is within walking distance of several other art museums, including the new Salvador Dali Museum. You'll know you're in the right place when you see this large amethyst glass sculpture outside. The tower in the distance is that of the beautiful Vinoy Renaissance Resort.


The Chihuly glass is breathtaking to say the least. Be sure to click on the link above to get an idea of the exhibit as photos are understandably not permitted. It was a warm and breezy day, and we did a lot of walking in the downtown area. I'm drawn to courtyards, so could not resist taking a photo when we came across this one, left.













Known for the arts, St. Petersburg has a number of public art installations. This Millenium Gate, at left and below, includes a number of metal sea life sculptures and is just one of them. We had a lovely time, and a most enjoyable experience.

8 comments:

quiltingnana said...

thanks for sharing

Nancy said...

What a gorgeous place to visit......beautiful photographs...so glad you had a wonderful trip.......

Susan said...

I love St. Pete, and this is such a great time of year to go. Thanks for posting the photos

Lenna Young Andrews said...

Thanks so much for sharing this, Nancy. I just asked my husband to take me there for our next "date"! I LOVE chihuly.

Martha Lever said...

Beautiful photos, Nancy! WOW, I would love to visit there.Thanks for your comment today I really like "sprightly!

Jan said...

Thanks for sharing the beauty you experienced in these garden/museum sculptures. That first amethyst one reminds me of the sugar crystal sticks we made as children.

Robbie said...

nancy, Chihuly works are amazing! Did you see my friend's replicating his work in fabric? Check out this blog post:
http://robbiespawprints.blogspot.com/search?q=Chihuly

sounds like you had a wonderful get-a-way!!

Janet said...

We saw some Chihuly glass at a botanical garden in Arizona. It was gorgeous. I love the ruby color of this glass. Great photos!