The Chihuly Glass Exhibit at The Biltmore is something that is not to be missed if you are in the Asheville, NC area. I have done so many posts on the Biltmore over the past 3 years that my regular readers might be getting a bit weary. The amazing thing about visiting the estate is that there is always something new and the gardens and Conservatory are always sporting new flowers and a new look.
Chris and I were able to visit the Chihuly exhibit at night this past weekend and it was spectacular. Of course after I got the “official map” I realized that we had missed several during our earlier daytime viewing but that’s okay because we saw them all at night all lit up and beautiful.
It would be difficult to choose my favorite one . Another difficult thing would be to say if I liked seeing them during the daytime or during the nighttime viewing better. Both have their advantages but if I was pressed to pick over the other I would have to say that seeing them in the daytime allowed me to see more detail and have better photographs.
The glass is illuminated with spotlights and strategically placed lights so not all of the sculptures were really illuminated at night like I thought they would be. The floating boats and floats in the Italian Garden were beautiful but not as illuminated as I thought they would be. If you could only go once I think I would recommend the daytime just because you can see more detail. There is also an additional charge for the evening tour so you can only access those areas with a pink wristband.
With all that being said the glass is stunning and we spent a lot of time just admiring the sculptures and seeing the ones that we had missed previously.
Come back tomorrow for more of the Chihuly at Night Exhibit at the Biltmore.
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