After a beautiful morning at Chihuly Garden and Glass and lunch at Seattle Central Armory’s Skillet Counter, we headed down to the Olympic Sculpture Park, part of the Seattle Art Museum www.seattleartmuseum.org or www.visitsam.org. On the way we passed a Duckload of friendly tourists.
Enjoyed the view of snowcapped Mt. Ranier in the distance and the cruise ship docked nearby.
And finally reached our destination– the Olympic Sculpture Park.
This beautiful urban art park was once an industrial site. Now, less than 10 years later, the nine acres on Elliott Bay is Seattle’s largest downtown green space and home to spectacular sculpture by some of the most influential and respected artists in the world including Richard Serra, Ellsworth Kelly, Alexander Calder, and Louise Nevelson– to name just a few.
With views toward the Olympic Mountains and Puget Sound, thought provoking and attention getting art and its beautiful waterfront location, the award-winning Olympic Sculpture Park should be on your list of places to see in Seattle.
Puget Sound makes a beautiful backdrop for these sculptures.
The Olympic Sculpture Park is pedestrian and bicycle friendly, handicapped accessible and admission is free.
What a fantastic place to spend a beautiful day in Seattle! Next, dinner decisions, The Frye and we take flight to Boeing Field–a visit to the Museum of Flight.
Note: Banner image is Louise Bourgeois’s Father and Son. Each figure is in turn concealed and revealed by the water in which they stand, separated, arms outstretched.