I asked the barista, “What is the Glass Museum”!?
He look at me. Then her turned around and pointed at some windows.
I turn to see what he was pointing at. I look through the long window and I saw some chairs and tables. Then I looked even close because he looked serious and I din’t think he was joking. I saw a cone like building, past the chairs and tables and then it all clicked.
“Its that cone shaped building right on the other side of this bridge”. He said.
I was like I have to check that place out. After coffee and I still have to find a way to convince the wife because we are going to spend some of our vacation money here and is going to take away from what we will be able to do in downtown Seattle. (This is all going on in my mind of course! lol…)
I don’t think I ever hear of this Museum!
The Barista said, “It’s and awesome place to go check out if you never seen anyone blow glass”.
AAAAHHH! that explains that cone on the sticker! Yeap… I totally felt like a tourist in 2012… We literally walk past it and I never even noticed it. I was really amazed at the shape of it and because we just had gotten to the state. I was amazed that anyone would allow such a beautiful piece of Art to even be constructed. Most cities are just the like that square brick building on the side. That is safe and that will be constructed almost any where all you need is the money for the materials and the permits are going to fly threw. Without a sweat all your permits signed and your brick building will be constructed. So i thought to myself. As I enjoyed my coffee and we ate our pizza on the chair outside. WoW! Tacoma is a beautiful city. The public transportation is really good. Their is a tram that will take you threw the whole downtown and back to free parking. The Tacoma dome station has a really big Park and Ride that you can park your car for free and ride any form of public transportation. They encourage people to get out of their cars and drive less. I was thinking this is already the ever green state but only smart people think about the future. They want to preserve the landscape and promote public transportation. Some really progressive smart people where on board and fighting to put more public transportation at the time. I only wish that they had made more progress because of the growth from 2012 threw 2017 has been none stop!
So me and my wife went over threw the bridge and down the stair looking for the entrace and if its your first time. You might actually want to go down the stairs or threw the elavator and feel lost after a minute walk.
This is it! We arrived.
There you have it! The Glass Museum and our adventure there. So here are some fun facts. To know about this building.
The Museum of Glass is a 75,000-square-foot art museum in Tacoma, Washington dedicated to the medium of glass. This Museum was established in 2002. The Architect responsible for this beautiful cone shape marvel is Arthur Charles Erickson. Born June 14, 1924 and pasted away May 20, 2009 in Vancouver Canada. In his country of origin. I have visited this museum so many times and the surrounding areas and I have come to love all of the old building and the new ones. Downtown Tacoma Washington is and will always be my second home. I love going on walks on a sunny day or a bike ride. The city restaurants have a special for most day for anyone riding a bike. Sweet perk for any bike friendly people out their. This city rewards all the hungry bike riders with a ton of discounts and free food.
The time a hours are down below if you ever want to swing by and take a look or tour of the Glass Museum. Also I have a quick hyper link to google just in case that my time become obsolete and I my times don’t reflect the actual time. This times where acurate when I posted them on 25th October, 2017. Things happen and places change their schedule all the time. So call ahead of time to verify your times.
This is a place that I have visited allot and that is very special to me. My son was 2 when he first came down the Chihuly Bridge and I can only imagine what it was like for him to explore this new area. Somedays are cloudy and some days are not but most cities make those days better or worst. This has been one of the places that the weather dose not matter!:)