Monday, October 1, 2012

BADP On The Road - Auburn, Alabama


This past weekend I attended a Kappa Delta reunion in Auburn, Alabama.  A very good time was had by all 350 of us.  The main event was held at the Jule Collins Smith Museum in Auburn.   Amber Lustre, the exquisite chandelier by Dale Chihuly was so amazing I think I might have taken one zillion shots of it before I could quit. It arrived at the museum in 600 pieces and workmen on cherry pickers placed each and every piece on the metal shaft.  It was stunning to view in person.

13 comments:

King of New York Hacks said...

Wow...and I worry about dropping a light bulb when I have to put one in the lamp Lol ...extraordinary piece of work...does it light up as well ? Would love to see the colors from a fixture like that...nice one V. :-)

Thérèse said...

Chihuly has always amazing chandeliers!
Thanks for sharing.

Daryl said...

such soft colors

FireLight said...

Great image! Now you have to come back for a visit on my street! Isn't the museum the most peaceful space? Did you go there for A Little Lunch Music on Thursday? Something we can do when you come again!

Lynette said...

Your photos are magnificent. Thanks for taking the zillion and picking these to share with us. What a sight to see!

Lile said...

You made it look every bit as beautiful as it is, Virg!

William Kendall said...

Wow! That's completely different!

Meghan said...

This is very similar to an exhibit in the Children's Museum in Indianapolis. Very nice.

Bob Crowe said...

Chihuly's chandeliers look like deep sea creatures or diagrams of of viruses. You nailed this one. I've got a conference in Seattle in a couple of weeks and there is a new outdoor Chihily sculpture garden near where we're staying. Snaps to follow.

FancyHorse said...

I love Chihuly's glass sculptures. Amazing, and almost impossibly delicate!

Oh, and a big War Eagle!!!

mainzdailyphoto.com said...

Delta? You never told me you were a flight attendant

Kathy said...

I immediately recognized the artistry of Chihuly but this is one of his most intricate pieces. I would love to have a small one of these - even a reproduction. It just speaks to me.

Seema said...

to me it seems like shred of cabbage, carrot, onions in a salad..pretty chandelier