I had wanted to save the best for last of my pics, but with the way blogging works, last in is first seen. When Misty took me to see the MBG, the installations of Chihuly glass were a complete surprise. Dale Chihuly is a fabulous glass artist from the Pacific Northwest and I have been to many of his installations, most memorably those in Seattle, at Gonzaga University in Spokane, and the Morean Art Center in St. Petersburg. At the MBG were two sets of orange glass flowers in the Climatron, yellow covers on two gates, Walla Wallas in several of the ponds and the hanging display in the front entry. Walla Wallas are what Chihuly calls the glass onions floating in the ponds, named after the sweet onions from Walla Walla, Wash. So, here we go. Click on any picture for details, then back to return.
These are two of the gates into the rose garden (sealed shut, so go figure) with Chihuly glass on top of them. Rising suns!
Two glass sculptures (I hesitate to call them snakes!) in the Climatron. One in the shade, one in the sun.
The pond next to old entrance to the gardens. The Walla Wallas are tethered somehow. They bob and blow about a bit in any breeze, but not much.
Naked lady riding a porpoise!
Sun and shade. So pretty. Love the blue flowers.
In front of the Climatron.
Last, but not least, the hanging sculpture in the front entrance to the gardens. Dark blue at the top, down to white at the bottom.
Because I can and because I looked them up on line, here’s two pics I found. First is the Red Chandelier which permanently occupies the interior apex of the Chancellor's Room at Gonzaga University. Saw this shortly after it was installed.
And to get you to go to St. Pete to the Morean Art Center, here is the Mille-Fiore, the gloriously lit, mirrored-bottom garden. Saw this, too, among many other gorgeous sculptures by Chihuly.
Loved everything about St. Louis, the food, the flowers, the River, but will miss my good friends more than anything else. sniff
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