Travel Theme (Glass)

When Ailsa of Where’s my backpack? fame put up her post on the the glassware at the Tacoma Museum I hoped she would carry the subject into this week’s travel theme. Having recently spent a dark and wet Saturday with my friend, S……. at the Victoria and Albert Museum in South Kensington, London – Gold Members only I knew I had snapped much glass hoping it might alchemise into a suggested theme. Home run!

it could only be Muarano (mrscarmichael)
it could only be Murano (mrscarmichael)

“Close up, Please.”

needed a lot of puff (mrscarmichael)
needing a lot a puff (mrscarmichael)

And just for good measure, five floors up, stairs straight out of Wicked.

Galinda, these stair poles are a 2013 must have (mrscarmichael)
Elphaba, these balustrades are a 2013 Emerald City housing must have (mrscarmichael)

My Friday’s complete.

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19 thoughts on “Travel Theme (Glass)

  1. What an incredible piece of art. It sort of gives me the creeps, though, like multi-coloured worms or entrails it has a squirming sort of effect. I find it beautiful and ugly at the same time – mind you, I tend to think the best art is often disconcerting. Bet it was amazing in the flesh, as it were!

  2. At first glance, I thought your first picture was a strange, enormous flower arrangement, and I wondered what it had to do with glass. Then the closeup – oh, now I understand! Making it must have been a real technical challenge (let alone hanging it without the whole thing shattering). And making it successfully and having it turn out so beautiful…well, that’s great art.

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