Front row seats

We had front row seats so all details of the heated glass being twisted and turned, blown and snipped were easily viewed. Three glassblowers from the Corning Museum of Glass demonstrated just how they would implement their vision to create a vase, bowl, and martini glass. The three alternated as glassblower, assistant, and narrator for the audience.

Where were we? Not in the New York location of the Corning Museum of Glass, but in their glassblowing studio on the top deck of the Celebrity Equinox cruise ship.

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The hot liquid orange glass was wrapped around the neck of the vase

The glass was bent back to form a handle

The glass was bent back to form a handle

Blowing into the glass

Blowing into the glass

We didn’t expect so many choices for how to spend our time on the 14-day transatlantic cruise. Here were our top ways to spend a day at sea:

We became avid followers of Richard’s iLounge lectures and workshops. Always knowledgeable and funny, Richard taught us new tricks for iPhones, iPad and MacBooks.

We became avid followers of Richard’s iLounge lectures and workshops. Always knowledgeable and funny, Richard taught us new tricks for iPhones, iPad and MacBooks.

Lisa lectured on topics such as the “History of Spain” and “American Madams” and spiced her talks with plenty of great stories.

We still wanted to spend plenty of time reading, writing, and looking out to the sea.

We still wanted to spend plenty of time reading, writing, and looking out to the sea.

We expected to be somewhat entertained on the cruise, but (surprise!) we also learned a bit along the way.

 

November 2014

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Beth and Joe enjoy simple travel.
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4 Responses to Front row seats

  1. Annette says:

    many pleasant surprises on the cruise!

  2. It sounds like this cruise turned out to be much better than you expected. I like the idea of sitting, reading and watching the ocean pass by.

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