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Leaving the Park at Gig Harbor Washington

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Yep, you gotta like looking at boats!

The reason I wanted to go to Tacoma was to visit the Museum of Glass at 1801 Dock Street, Tacoma.  There are photos on the website, but I will post some here. I went on a Sunday so parking turned out to be simple at a nearby park. Took the dogs for a walk then closed all the curtains feeling safe leaving the dogs while I went to explore. Drove through town a little.

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The Museum of Glass, the entrance is in the rear on the boardwalk not in front on the street. Walked to dogs a long way along the scenic strip… restaurants, shops, businesses, cafes.

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Glass

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Judith Schaechter. You can vote for your favorite piece in part of the gallery, I voted for this one.

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Joe Feddersen

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These pieces were in the gift shop.

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Also in the girt shop, some smaller editions of what was in the gallery.

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Yep, gift shop.

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Made in the hot shop. You can watch glass blowing step by step in the hot shop and book time to try it yourself.

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Walls of Dale Chihuly’s glass on the Bridge

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It’s staggering to see so many of his pieces outdoors with the muted sun lighting the art. Was almost raining at the time.

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So fun, almost makes me want to try blowing glass!

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Crystal Tower, Dale Chihuly

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As you walk over the bridge the area architecture is beautiful. bridge leads to the Art museum and natural history museum and more.

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Not too much traffic on an early Sunday morning.

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Chihuly: this is overhead and was a big surprize.

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The painted sky of blown glass.

 

 

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