Tuesday, September 18, 2007

A Day of Art with Craig

Palin's friend, the artist Craig Kosak, graciously toured us around Seattle beginning with the Gage Academy and then his painting studio that you see here.

He also introduced us to a few of his other artist friends in their wonderful studios. This one is a letterpress art studio of Lynda Sherman.

Craig took us to a fabulous seafood dinner on the waterfont where we watched the sunset!

Art in Seattle

At the new Olympic Sculpture Park at Pier 70, we spent a morning wandering through sculptures by giants of the art world, Tony Smith, Oldenburg, diSuvero, Nevelson and more! Here's Palin among 3 of the 5 Serra pieces. And Calder's Eagle (which Palin cleverly photographed with the Space Needle within)

The new SAM downtown had this impressive lobby display by Cai Guo-Qjang!

The Art Deco Asian Art Museum used to be the entire Seattle Art museum until they opened the new one downtown this year. We loved the contemorary Chinese book show and the Tibetan Buddhist art!
And here is Palin in front of Gehry's Experience Music Project. Yes that little black stick figure is her.

A Day in Seattle

After another delicious breakfast at our B&B and a relax in the parlor, we set off for the park and conservatory.

Of course we had to go downtown to the fish market and Pioneer square.

Ending up with the troll holding a volkswaken in his hand under a bridge. The usual Seattle sights!

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Vacation at the Hoh Rainforest

Out on the Olympic Peninsula last week, Palin and I stayed overnight at an Ozzie and Harriet-type bed and breakfast so that we could get up early and travel to the Hoh Rainforest. It is the only one of it's kind and gets the most rainfall of anywhere on the continent. But it was sunny and perfect the day we visited. Here are a couple of Palin's photos, including Lake Cresent, with it's marvelous lodge built in 1916 and it's clear turquoise waters with barely any human visitors! Also, the harbor at Port Townsend where we stayed in a beautiful old Victorian hotel. Stay tuned for more - our visit to Seattle