Before heading home from our Seattle trip, Capt. N & I stopped in Tacoma to view glass art. While waiting for the Museum of Glass to open, we walked across the Chihuly Bridge of Glass to Union Station.
:: Chihuly Bridge of Glass ::
The pedestrian bridge was dedicated in 2002 & is an amazing gift to the city.
|Two 40' crystal towers & Union Station|
|The Venetian Wall|
|The largest sculpture is an example of Chihuly's Ikebana style.|
|A sculpture in Chihuly's Venetian style|
|From Chihuly's Putti series|
|Looking up at the Seaform Pavilion, located near the end of the bridge.|
|The colorful ceiling is made up of sculptures from Chihuly's seaform and persian series.|
|View from the bridge|
:: Union Passenger Station ::Union Station opened in 1911 & was designed by the same duo that designed Grand Central Terminal in NYC. It no longer serves as a railway station & instead houses a Federal Courthouse, so be ready to show ID if you want to check out Chihuly's work inside. The building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1974.
|Hanging from the rotunda is a spectacular chandelier.|
The chandelier hangs in the middle of the spacious room. Four large pieces of art surround it on the 2nd floor.
|Basket Drawing Wall|
|Reeds, similar to ones we saw at Chihuly's Garden & Glass in Seattle|