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. elizz says:

    great photos.. and cheers for your birthday 🙂

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  5. Karen says:

    The sculptures are beautiful!
    Here’s my contribution for this week:

    Happy weekend everyone! 🙂

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  7. dadirri7 says:

    glass is such a magic thing, and glass artists produce such a fabulous variety of works, these are beautiful ailsa! here is my entry

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  9. kz says:

    here’s my contribution for the week.. lots of lovely entries this week from others! so glad you came up with this brilliant theme

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  14. EhkStream says:

    This is a fun theme!

  15. Superb pictures. They are so well lit.

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  17. My take on glass from a different perspective, I highlight the glass maker.

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  21. Well, I went for my first association…I’ve been there three times but can’t have enough of it…

  22. Valentina says:

    Ulla-la what beautiful pieces! I love the top photograph. Happy Birthday in advance.

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  25. Gemma says:

    So many great posts. Loved this challenge, Ailsa. Thanks. Here’s mine.

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  27. Love your photos, Ailsa! Here are ours—nothing quite as exotic:

  28. These are wonderful! I just visited the Morse Museum and their Tiffany exhibit! We all have glass on the mind. Thanks for visiting my blog. I really enjoyed checking out yours!

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  31. pommepal says:

    Here is my video of Jack having a go at glass blowing…

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  34. These really are beautiful pieces – I don’t blame you for wanting to own one! Hope your birthday is wonderful!
    I was going to post on Dale Chihuly pieces ( because they’re so amazing, but unfortunately the shots I have aren’t. So… I went another direction. Here’s my offering:

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  36. A tale or two to tell..... says:

    Hi Ailsa ! I took the glass theme to a whole new place haha Very different interpretation this week.
    Love your photos and wishing you a very happy birthday !! 🙂 xx

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  38. dadirri7 says:

    birthday greetings, have a good one! wonderful topic, so much to choose from … here is my glass offering

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  40. Román Emin says:

    Beautiful pictures and great theme. It inspired me to write this entry, although in Spanish the pictures doesn’t need any explanation.

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  43. hi Ailsa … Happy Birthday! may the good Lord bless you with the desires of your heart 🙂

    love your photos!
    here’s mine:

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