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US: Seattle, WA – Seattle Space Needle

Here’s a moody shot of the iconic Space Needle in Seattle looking like something you could make with a giant erector set.

US: Seattle, WA – MoPop’s Space Needle

No Frank Gehry did not salute the Seattle Space Needle by building it into his architectural plans of MoPop. That’s the actual Space Needle in this tromp l’oeil shot.

US: Seattle, WA – Views of Space Needle

Seattle’s Space Needle is omnipresent all over the city.

US: Seattle, WA – Fantastical Museum in Seattle

When architect Frank Gehry designs a building, it’s more than a building, it’s a sculpture. Here in Seattle, the Museum of Pop Culture certainly stands out in the city.

US: Seattle, WA – Architecture of Seattle’s Museum of Pop Culture

The fantastical sheet metal walls of MoPop were designed by Frank Gehry. It is often quoted as looking like a smashed electric guitar.¬†Gehry himself had made the comparison, “We started collecting pictures of Stratocasters, bringing in guitar bodies, drawing on those shapes in developing our ideas.”

Despite some critical reviews of the structure, the building has been called “a fitting backdrop for the world’s largest collection of Jimi Hendrix memorabilia.” The outside of the building which features a fusion of textures and colors, including gold, silver, deep red, blue and a “shimmering purple haze,” has been declared “an apt representation of the American rock experience.

 

US: Seattle, WA – Chihuly Garden and Glass Building

Cheerful giant glass sunflowers decorate the outside of the famous Chihuly Garden and Glass museum in Seattle. If you like these, wait till you see what’s inside. And don’t miss the garden.

US: Seattle, WA – Hall of Glass Chandeliers

Look up when you walk through this corridor at the Chihuly Garden and Glass museum in Seattle, WA. You can pick the colored chandelier of your dreams.

US: Seattle, WA – Chihuly Garden and Glass in Seattle, WA

Bushes don’t get as beautiful as this Dave Chihuly glass one in Seattle WA .¬†

US: Seattle, WA – Out of Space Chihuly Globe

Look carefully into the center of this Dale Chihuly Glass Globe and you can see a reflection of the Seattle Space Needle.

 

US: Seattle, WA – Dave Chihuly Garden

In Seattle, these flowers never die as they have been created by Dave Chihuly and made out of glass. To us they are just as pretty as real ones.