Seattle’s Asian Art Museum in Volunteer Park

Volunteer Park is just a stroll down the avenue from my daughter Jean’s eco boutique Drizzle and Shine. This is my favourite purse from her store. Love the fringes!


On the way to the park we passed an elegant century-old mansion, now the luxurious Shafer Baillie Bed and Breakfast with superb hospitality. But that’s another story, or rather, another post.


In the park stands this unique water tower, built by the Water Department in 1906, looks like Rapunzel’s tower.


We climbed up the circular stairway to an observation deck. They had an art exhibit of some kind.

view-from-the-tower obsevation-deck observation-deck-2

This Black Sun sculpture is referred to as The Doughnut, looking through is a spectacular view of the Seattle skyline including the Space Needle. Volunteer park has a beautiful dahlia garden and meadows.

The Asian Art Museum is in the park

asian-art-museumHere’s a gallery for you to browse through.

And my favourite in the museum–The Indigo Room–the colour that changed the world. Everyone who wears jeans will appreciate this colour.

indigo indigo-room

The sound was rather eerie but added to the experience.

Time to walk back to Jean’s store and tell her about our adventure.

jeanThen off to No Bones–World’s first plant-based Tiki Bar with a beach atmosphere–where we enjoyed  a delicious dinner with Jean’s famous friend the Vegan MacGyver.

Thank you for stopping by, hope you enjoyed the tour!


This has been a memory of September in Seattle.

Linkups: Visible Monday and Turning Heads Tuesday

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31 Responses to Seattle’s Asian Art Museum in Volunteer Park

  1. Reblogged this on By the Mighty Mumford and commented:

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  2. SO many places to visit in Seattle it must truly be a fantasic place to live. You must have had a great time there and the weather was so nice, wasn’t it. Indygo museum – interesting – after all we are all ‘prisiners’ hahaha of this colour. Great pictures 🙂 . Cheers Margot 🙂

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  3. jess says:

    thanks for linking up with Turning heads tuesday
    jess xx

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  4. robjodiefilogomo says:

    What a great tour Carmen!!
    We absolutely love trying new and interesting restaurants—so did you love No Bones?

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  5. joni says:

    Looking forward to your return to Seattle soon! Looks like you fit lots of fun stuff in, but I still may be able to show you some things you haven’t seen here yet. 😉
    I climbed that circular stairwell once too, but didn’t make it half way. I got claustrophobic and had to turn around and climb back down!
    I’ve been eyeing that fringe purse too!

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    • carmen says:

      I can’t wait to get back to Seattle! I’m sure there’s much more to see. It’s not a place where I’d ever say, “Been there, done that.” I’ll say, “Been there, let’s do it again!” or “”Been there, done that, got the t-shirt, and LOVE it!!” 🙂

      I can relate to the claustrophobic thing, sometimes my stomach gets queasy in certain situations.

      Looking forward to seeing you next time!

      ❤ carmen


  6. Ralph says:

    You look great dear Carmen, talented as well …. as the Tower helmsman ! 🙂 ❤

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  7. I guess that doughnut is chocolate? lol
    What excellent views!!

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  8. jess says:

    You look beautiful Carmen, love the black and white. I need to take out my white denim and try styling them. Love the tour, and that mansion seems like I place Id want to see!
    stop by if you can
    jess xx

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  9. josep-maria says:

    It seems like a very interesting visit. It’s wonderful to mix style and culture like you do. Always wonderful details in your blog, sharing your style and your way of life. I like the white-black look. The pants are always perfect on you and the two black garments are very nice. Beautiful bag and wonderful smile.

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  10. utesmile says:

    There are always so many things to see when you are away from home. Thanks for showing us around. You look lovely as always.😉

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  11. Olga says:

    Thank you for this mini tour! You look classy in your black and white outfit and as always, so beautiful!

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  12. finbarsgift says:

    Wundervoller Bericht, Carmen!

    Der Wasserturm hat eine gewisse Ähnlichkeit mit dem Turm der Musikhochschule hier in Stuttgart!

    Liebe Dezembergrüße vom Lu

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  13. You never cease to amaze me, Carmen! Hugs and blessings! Thanks also for visiting my blog!!!

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  14. Patti says:

    Wonderful photo shoot, and you look fabulous. Love your fringed purse, and your daughter’s shop is charming. Thanks for linking, xo


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