Sunday, September 5, 2010

Chihuly Sculpture in Atlantis The Palm

Posted by Kero at Sunday, September 05, 2010
This is the arrival area or The Royal Towers Grand Lobby of Atlantis The Palm. The magnificent glass sculpture inside the dome is made by Dale Chihuly, a renowned American glass sculptor.

It is estimated to have cost US$12 million and Mr. Chihuly himself was in Dubai to install the sculpture for two weeks. This is his first installation in the Middle East.The sculpture was sent from States in individual pieces and put together on site.

A glass sculpture that brings the essence of the sea and its inhabitants to life. It is 10-metre high with over 3,000 pieces of intensely-coloured blown glass ranging from fiery oranges and reds to tranquil blues and greens and is surrounded by a reflection pool.

With my toddler who is always enthralled by water feature. Oh I can't wait to see the lobby in all its glory at night time. We are staying here for a short summer break.....and this is like my dream hotel ever!

Atlantis The Palm is a 5-star resort on the tip of the  iconic Palm Jumeirah in Dubai.  It is the sister of The Atlantis Bahamas.  A joint venture by Kerzner International Limited and Istithmar PSJC , the  stunning hotel was completed in September 2008.

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Julie on September 6, 2010 at 11:05 AM said...

Chihuly does amazing glass work. I saw some in the National Gallery in Canberra a few years ago.

ilovepink1078 on September 6, 2010 at 11:42 AM said...

Interesting place experience. great post!

Rebecca on September 6, 2010 at 2:31 PM said...

What very interesting sculptures-Thanks for sharing

Lesley on September 6, 2010 at 3:35 PM said...

Chihuly's work is magical.
I can't help but feel that it is almost lost in the beauty of its surroundings here, though. Those columns are wonderful!!

Fe on September 6, 2010 at 5:11 PM said...

wow, super ganda naman niyan, nakaingit tuloy, wish to see those in real

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LV on September 7, 2010 at 12:55 AM said...

What a marvelous place to spend some time. I would love being there with you. I have been to the Atlantis in the Bahamas. Truly a magnificent place.

Valerie@travelingthrough2 on September 7, 2010 at 3:39 AM said...

That is an amazing sculpture all the colors are wonderful and especially the blues!
Valerie

Lesa on September 7, 2010 at 4:22 AM said...

Gorgeous! the Okla City art museum has a similar Chihuly in their atrium. the last time we were there they also had a special exhibit of his work-- quite amazing!

sheng on September 7, 2010 at 11:14 AM said...

Wow amazing sculptures...

 

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