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Old 10-29-2012, 03:31 PM   #1
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Today we went to the Dallas Arboretum with some friends. Some of you got an email from me a week or so ago about the pumpkin houses etc. Well there is also a traveling glass show there and it was "interesting" to say the least. Since it's a "traveling" show I can only imagine who the movers are. All the strange features (except me) are made of blown glass. The "artist" is a guy named "Chihuly". Some of his small pieces were for sale in the gift shop for from 6 to 7 thousand dollars.
I didn't keep track of the names of this stuff, but thought someone might find it interesting to see anyway. There were literally dozens of displays, I only took a few pictures. And a couple of other things. The Arboretum is really a beautiful place if you like plants and nature. It's located on the east side of Dallas on the banks of White Rock Lake.

I think this one is called the "Star of Dallas".
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Today we went to the Dallas Arboretum with some friends. Some of you got an email from me a week or so ago about the pumpkin houses etc. Well there is also a traveling glass show there and it was "interesting" to say the least. Since it's a "traveling" show I can only imagine who the movers are. All the strange features (except me) are made of blown glass. The "artist" is a guy named "Chihuly". Some of his small pieces were for sale in the gift shop for from 6 to 7 thousand dollars.
I didn't keep track of the names of this stuff, but thought someone might find it interesting to see anyway. There were literally dozens of displays, I only took a few pictures. And a couple of other things. The Arboretum is really a beautiful place if you like plants and nature. It's located on the east side of Dallas on the banks of White Rock Lake.

I think this one is called the "Star of Dallas".
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Old 10-29-2012, 03:33 PM   #3
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Blue glass spears and waterfall.
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Old 10-29-2012, 03:35 PM   #4
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One for the kids... I had no idea there were so many kinds of pumpkins.
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A strange pumpkin...reminded me of Jay's peter peppers.
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They must grow strange trees where this guy comes from.
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Some of you may have heard of Texas oil man H.L. Hunt. His old mansion is across the lake. Must have been nice to have that kind of money.
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I thought this was cool. Old wooden boats filled with glass "things".
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Some of you may have heard of Texas oil man H.L. Hunt. His old mansion is across the lake. Must have been nice to have that kind of money.
He'd have done better if it wasn't for that pesky silver scandal.
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