Mr Bell At The Olympic Sculpture Park Seattle


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Seattle on the west coast of the USA is a great city, there’s always lots going on and for me it always has a relaxed, friendly vibe about it. My most recent visit here was to be very short. Arriving at the hotel at around lunchtime is a killer, my body just wanted to go to bed and sleep but I knew I had to stay awake, for a while at least. It was a pleasant afternoon so I decided to take a walk along the waterfront to the Olympic Sculpture Park.

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The park was opened in 2007 and is a 9 acre site featuring an outdoor sculpture museum and beach. It’s a nice place to just wander around and enjoy the art and some spectacular views, it’s very relaxed and on the day I was there wasn’t too busy.

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There’s some amazing pieces of sculpture in the park, here’s a selection of my favourites.

Echo 2011 by Jaume Plensa

Echo 2011 by Jaume Plensa

Father & Son 2005 by Louise Bourgeois

Father & Son 2005 by Louise Bourgeois

The Eagle 1971 by Alexander Calder

The Eagle 1971 by Alexander Calder

Seattle Cloud Cover 2004 by Teresita Fernandez

Seattle Cloud Cover 2004 by Teresita Fernandez

Wandering Rocks 1967 - 1974 by Tony Smith

Wandering Rocks 1967 – 1974 by Tony Smith

Perre's Ventaglio III 1967 by Beverly Pepper

Perre’s Ventaglio III 1967 by Beverly Pepper

Wake 2004 by Richard Serra

Wake 2004 by Richard Serra

Even if sculpture’s not your thing the park’s still worth a visit as the views from it are quite spectacular of both the mountains and the cityscape.

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After a few hours I’d had it, the jet lag had got the better of me so I headed back to the hotel where after a little bite to eat I snuggled up in bed and fell into a lovely deep sleep.

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