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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.

US: Seattle, WA – Chihuly Grows Into a Space Needle

In the Chihuly Glass Garden in Seattle, WA, if you look at it in just the right way, you can see a glass sculpture morph into the Seattle Space Needle.

US: Seattle, WA – Glasshouse and Glasshouse Sculpture

The centerpiece of the Chihuly Garden and Glass in Seattle, WA, is the glasshouse. Dale Chihuly dreamed of having a space like this to present a sculpture. His inspiration came from two favorite glass buildings, the Ste. Chapelle in Paris and the Crystal Palace in London. The intensely colorful fluted flowers which change hues from morning to night, he calls the Persians.

Italy, Rome: St. Peter’s Dome, Rome

St. Peter’s Basilica has the tallest dome in the world. Michelangelo had a large part in its design. The lantern is 17 metres high. It was used as a model for other domes in the western world such as Saint Paul’s in London (1675), Les Invalides in Paris (1680-1691) and the Capitol building in Washington, DC (1794-1817).

 

 

Great Britain, London: Ravens Guarding the Tower of London

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When you visit the Tower of London, you learn the superstition about why there always are ravens guarding it. Look for the raven master near the line to go in to the Crown Jewels. He’s happy to chat with you.

 

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Great Britain, London: Victorian Dancing

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Here you can imagine dancing at a ball in a palace in Queen Victoria’s days. Her gown appears at the end of the video.
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