Last Week we were in St. Petersburg, Florida.
We attended a banquet at The Vinoy Renaissance and in the banquet hall was the most amazing Chihuly chandelier, that must have been twenty feet in length. We were in a ballroom that was restored to its turn-of-the-century beauty and the Chihuly glass melded beautifully with the decor. And I took several photos with my phone, which did not begin to do the piece justice. Across the street from the hotel, was a Chihuly exhibit. I was allowed to photograph pieces displayed in the gift shop. Please visit http://www.chihuly.com/ to be inspired.
I remember the first pieces of Chihuly I saw, were on the ceiling at the Bellagio in Las Vegas, Nevada. The reception area is filled with massive art glass flowers.
At this exhibition, the most striking display, was a room, completely dark, except for an old wooden row boat. And the boat was filled with blown glass orbs in sizes ranging from 8 inches in diameter up to 18 inches in dameter in every color and finish you could imagine. And of course, no photos were allowed.