Monday, February 6, 2012

Two More Days (Olympic Memories)

As in the previous entries, the words in blue are from ten years ago.

“Two More Days”

            I had mentioned the glass sculpture in front of Abravanel Hall in my first letter. This is the one of three that is on display there. It is called the sun. Each one of the “rays” are individually blown and then attached to the piece. Besides the three on public display there is a full gallery of glass by the artist Dale Chihuly. He is from Seattle and has works in 200 museums worldwide. One is in the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota another is in the Tower of David Museum in Jerusalem just to name two.

Closeup of the individual glass pieces that make up the Sun

Sun and Moon

Fire, this piece was purchased by the City of Salt Lake with private donors.
It now stands inside Abravanel Hall.

Closeup of Fire

The Olympic run reached Utah two days ago and the Olympic Spirit is at a fever pitch here. We expect it to reach town sometime today. I hope to get out onto the route and take a few pictures if timing is right. Our house guests arrive on Friday and I begin my venue work on Saturday.

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