Here in the Pacific Northwest, the general rule is 'when sun is out, everyone is out'. Not on big game days though, so we had the whole town to ourselves! We parked our car in a practically empty, huge public garage and caught a free tram (Tacoma Link) to the museum district. Care to join us for a walk?
One of the arches of the Washington State History Museum (photo above), echoing the architecture of
historic Union Station (1911, photo below).
Downtown Tacoma is bursting with both historic buildings and new modern architecture. The Chihuly Bridge of Glass that goes over the highway allows pedestrians to walk from a tram or bus stop to the Museum of Glass and Foss Waterway marina... enjoying colorful glass sculptures along the way.
The Museum of Glass has its own Hot Shop which is open for visitors. You can observe a team of artists working on a variety glass sculptures - it's a unique and amazing experience, not to be missed for sure.
There is art all around you, and wonderful views of the city, water, forest and mountains... pretty much the essence of the Pacific NW.
Sometimes, I feel so happy, I just can't keep it all to myself - have to share!
Justin, as always, is the man behind the camera - wearing a new hat, a gift that arrived in a parcel from my parents in Siberia. Thank you, babushka and dedushka!
Mount Rainier - a magnificent natural "sculpture", visible from many places around Tacoma and Seattle
(elevation 14,417 ft or 4394 m).
I was playing with contrasts today - both textures and colors.
Faux fur coat - Boden
Faux leather skirt and hat - Charlotte Russe
Blouse and glass/metal necklace - Lane Bryant
Boots - Aquatalia
Beaded purse - Chico's
See you soon!
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