Tag: Views

China: Through the Looking Glass

We were in New York City for a hot second in early July and managed to squeeze in a visit to the Metropolitan Museum of Art for the China Through the Looking Glass exhibit now on view through September 7, 2015.  The exhibit was a spectacular visual feast and creatively explored how Chinese aesthetics have permeated art in all its forms for centuries.  Here are snaps of my favorite rooms, the first of which was covered in exquisite de Gournay wallpaper and the second was a breathtaking enormous glass bamboo forest.And then there was the most intricate gold gown of fairytale proportions…Glorious views from AK’s plush rooftop garden of the 4th of July fireworks (over the East River) after the jump. (more…)

Seattle’s Great Wheel

On a warm summer evening after work, we took a ride on Seattle’s new Great Wheel. While it is no London Eye, there is something nostalgically retro and romantic about a ferris wheel.  Located on Seattle’s downtown waterfront off of an old wooden planked pier, there was a mix of locals and tourists young and old, lining up to catch clear sky views of the gorgeous city and its surrounding waters.  Although we did not plan it, we happened to catch the sunset during our ride {4 loops} and caught the spark of electric blue as the orange red sun disappeared behind the mountainous horizon.  Before summer slips quickly by, why not take a spin around the ferris wheel?  It will make you giddy.  Have a wonderful weekend!

Seattle Ferris Wheel

Seattle Ferris Wheel

Seattle Ferris Wheel

Seattle Ferris Wheel