Thursday, June 18, 2015

Olympic Sculpture Park

Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.  Albert Einstein 

Olympic Sculpture Park. Seattle, Washington

Since I move to Seattle I have consider this park my backyard.  It is really close to our apartment, the combination of art and nature makes it is one of my favorites place in the city.  

The park is located in Belltown, 4-5 blocks west of the Space Needle.  Despite the proximity it doesn't have as many visitors, that makes it the perfect spot to relax, stroll, have a picnic or enjoying the views of the Space needle, the city skyline or Elliot bay. 

The park consist in 9 acres outdoor sculpture museum, walking paths and a beach.  It has temporary and permanent installations, is home to works of artist as Richard Serra, Louse Bourgeois and Alexander Calder, whose sculpture "Eagle" is one of the most distinctive of the park.  

Since last year you can admire "Echo", a 46 foot tall sculpture by Jaume Plensa.  It was named like Echo, a mountain nymph condemned to speak only in echoes.    You should not miss the "Typewriter eraser", "Schubert Sonata", the eye benches and the pedestrian bridge. 

The park is open everyday from sunrise to sunset and is free and has free wifi.   During summer they held special events like picnics with live music every Thursday, outdoor yoga and activities for kids.

Olympic Sculpture Park. Father and son

Olympic Sculpture Park. Wake by Richard Serra

Olympic Sculpture Park. Love & Loss by Roy McMakinOlympic Sculpture Park. Schubert Sonata by Mark di Suvero

Olympic Sculpture Park. The eagle by Alexander Calder

Olympic Sculpture Park. Echo by Jaume Plensa

Olympic Sculpture Park. Chair Olympic Sculpture Park.

Olympic Sculpture Park
2901 Western Avenue
Seattle, WA

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