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Was visiting Denver last week and at the botanic garden they have a Chihuly exhibit. I've seen his stuff before, but in the garden it was spectacular - couple pics....

 
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Wow ~~~so that is all glass but not the lily pads?
Would like to see that sometime. TFS


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Oh how beautiful. Now wished I still lived in Denver!! TFS.


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Carlene, if you ever get to St. *****, the Mo. Botanical Garden has a big collection of Chihuly, too.

It's fun to see how Denver's pieces differ. Thanks for posting, Peppermint!

(Here's an example from Mobot's collectionSmile

 
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Nettie I'll keep that in mind. That is beautiful too. tfs.


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Those are beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!


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Oh, I like that blue installation in the lily pond!! Some of the others I can take or leave. I've only seen an exhibition of some of his smaller pieces. Having watched glass blowers at work, I don't know how on earth he achieves some of those shapes and sizes.


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Wow, fantastic!
 
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Great photos!
DH and I are big Chihuly fans too. There is a small Chihuly museum in St. Pete and of course the Bellagio in Vegas was a treat. If only I could afford just one of his pieces, I would be too afraid to leave it outside.

Some photos from St. Pete.

I love this boat filled with orbs


and this piece was amazing! $135,000! LOL!


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We'll be seeing that in a few weeks when we pop up to Denver! Thanks for the preview!
 
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Beautiful glass work......but gosh, those prices! I don't know how he gets all those beautiful shapes.
 
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Chihuly in a garden is not OT!!!
Very cool! I know that this exhibition has been to NYC and Phoenix...sure wish I had thought to go to the NY Botanical Garden for a look.
The pics are nice and I'm sure more impressive in person.
I've always loved moon gates, but never thought I"d see one having a wild yellow hair!
Love all the colors, especially in the water.
 
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Lots of very neat pics! I love his stuff but I love glass in all shapes and forms. There's a Lot of his work displayed at the botanical garden in Columbus when you actually see it in person it's so unbelievable! Thanks for posting the pics you must have had a marvelous time.

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I got to visit the gallery in St. Pete.... wowee!.... I love what he does with glass !!.... his shows in gardens really turn me on, but what he's done with his 'inside gardens' and displays take my breath away, too!!... the man's a veritable genius with glass...don't miss any showing you can get to!! seriously!!


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Love it, they are gardens of glass!


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Ohhh Toots... That's breathtaking!
So is that $135K piece... Oh my.

It's really tough to entirely capture the beauty of glass pieces with a camera. The eye is so much better at picking up the shifting sparkle as the light travels through.
 
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Love it all!
 
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Thanks for the eyecandy! I love Chihuly glass and have visited the exhibit in Seattle which is the largest Chihuly exhibit in the world. I collect art glass but couldn't justify those prices so had to be content with a small piece from another Seattle glass artist as a memento of the trip.


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Very nice ladies TFS!


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