Travel theme: Glass

Hot on the heels of my last post about my visit to the Museum of Glass in Tacoma, I’ve got more glass to share. My favourite exhibit at the museum yesterday was the “Scapes” collection; the work of Venetian siblings Laura de Santillana and Alessandro Diaz de Santillana. It was spread over four rooms, with a nod to the Hindu belief that the universe exists in four separate spheres – Earth, Space, Sun and Moon & Constellations. I adored every single piece in the collection and if anyone has an obscene amount of money to spare, I would love at least one of the following works for my birthday [which is this week] 🙂

glass furnace molten tacoma museum washington

glass furnace molten tacoma museum washington

glass furnace molten tacoma museum washington

glass furnace molten tacoma museum washington

glass furnace molten tacoma museum washington

glass furnace molten tacoma museum washington

glass furnace molten tacoma museum washington

Aren’t they amazing? So now over to you for your interpretation of Glass. If you would like to join in this week’s travel theme (everyone’s welcome!) here’s what to do:

  • Create your own post and title it Travel theme: Glass
  • Include a link to this page in your post so others can find it too
  • Get your post in by next Thursday, as the new travel theme comes out on Friday
  • Don’t forget to subscribe to keep up to date on the latest weekly travel themes. Sign up via the email subscription link in the sidebar or RSS.

I raise a glass of something bubbly in anticipation of your posts!



About ailsapm

Hi there! I’m Ailsa Prideaux-Mooney. I’ve lived in many places, and travelled to many more. I had a lot of fun getting there and being there, wherever there happened to be at the time. I climbed a castle wall in Czesky Krumlov, abseiled down cliffs to go caving in the west of Ireland, slept on the beach in Paros, got chased by a swarm of bees in Vourvourou (ok that wasn’t fun, but it was exciting), learned flower arranging in Tokyo, found myself in the middle of a riot in Seoul, learned to snowboard in Salzburg, got lost in a labyrinth in Budapest and had my ice cream stolen by a gull in Cornwall. And I’m just getting started. If you’ve enjoyed what you’ve read so far, I’d love you to follow my travelogue - - and remember, anyone who tries to tell you it’s a small world hasn’t tried to see it all.
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199 Responses to Travel theme: Glass

  1. ledrakenoir says:

    Yeah indeed amazing with these glass – great photos… 🙂

    Happy Birthday… 🙂

  2. markd60 says:

    When I was a kid, we melted lead and poured in molten into water, we got some interesting shapes. Some of the glass photos reminds me of that.

  3. gooseyanne says:

    The Venetian glassmakers are surely masters of their art. I love glass – some pieces make me go really wobbly at the knees!

  4. ideflex says:

    Every time your challenge comes up I go “oo oo” – just dying to see what you’ve got to show us and then find something for it… Capricorn, eh? I’m surrounded by them! Back later…

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  7. kz says:

    happy birthday 🙂 and the photos are amazing!

  8. Happy Birthday, Ailsa! And yes, you have come up with quite a…fragile, yet tough theme! 🙂
    Here’s my entry:

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  10. Great shots from the museum, Cathy

  11. cobbledtoolbox says:

    So incredibly beautiful.

  12. Elegantly beautiful pics….and BTW Happy Birthday–I hope it’s a good one! 🙂

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  14. Happy Birthday. I hope you get at least one 🙂

  15. loganbruin says:

    Sorry, buddy, but those puppies are more like 25th anniversary presents than casual birthday gifts. But maybe someone will swing a little paperweight or doorstopper your way. ;o)

    Here’s my “reflection” on the topic. . . {don’t worry, I smacked myself on the back of the head for that one}

  16. Afterglow says:

    Awesome theme! Happy Birthday! 🙂

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  18. Lucid Gypsy says:

    Gosh so beautiful!

  19. I’m a glass addict! No struggle finding images for this week’s theme. 😀 You’ve some lovely examples here!

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  22. Magical pictures. Thanks for sharing

  23. fgassette says:

    Beautiful pieces of glass. HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Here is my entry for this week.


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  25. Happy Birthday! Any one of those art glass pieces would make a great gift. I wouldn’t turn them down. My take is filled with history:

  26. adinparadise says:

    Fabulous collection, Ailsa. Happy Birthday to you this week. Hope you get at least one of these. 😀

  27. thephotoseye says:

    Loved your collection! Here is my version – based in Italy (both south and north)…

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  30. Stunning photos, Ailsa, truly beautiful!
    Here’s my contribution:
    Have a lovely weekend 🙂

  31. says:

    Great pictures!! Hard to pick a favorite!

  32. Jo Bryant says:

    such great photos Ailsa…I really love this post of yours…what an amazing place to visit

  33. Yes, yes, they are amazing !

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  35. Suzanne says:

    Your photos here are fantastic. I love them. Here’s my response:
    Happy Birthday 🙂

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  38. Gabriela Teixeira says:

    I have been leaving in the Seattle area for 12 years, always wanted to go to the Museum of Glass but never did. Maybe your post will serve me as motivation! In the meanwhile, and still in the Seattle Glass theme, a few other glassy views of the city:

    Happy Birthday!

  39. Happy birthday! Absolutely wonderful shots! I love glass too – but I’ve got two lovely dogs with wagging tails and jumping joy…I’ll enjoy your pictures instead. And join in, of course…this weekend I’ll find something!

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  41. Shaanthz says:

    Happy Birthday Ailsa! Your pictures are beautiful. Here is my entry for the theme….

  42. pommepal says:

    Happy birthday Ailsa, may your dreams come true this year. If you did get one of these fabulous sculptures which one would you choose? Hard decision isn’t it??? Now I must go find my glass photos…

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