Impossible Innuendo  

TicklePlease 51F  
3291 posts
1/10/2019 12:24 pm
Impossible Innuendo

There's no way to make a catchy title out of glass.

"Check out my glass..." "I touched his glass..." "I saw Tiffany's glass..." none of it feels apropos. Sometimes art fends off any attempts to reduce it.

I spent yesterday as a belated birthday present, with a very special person to me, touring the Tiffany glass archives in Queens. We got to touch (not hold, this is the ACTUAL glass from his studios) examples of his different types of glass and jewels and tiles. We also saw the Tiffany exhibit and the Unisphere from the 1964-65 World's Fair. Please, bask in the beauty that's Louis Comfort Tiffany. (It's LOO-ee btw, not LEW-iss)

TicklePlease 51F  
11968 posts
1/10/2019 12:44 pm

Also at the Queens Museum, and completely unrelated to Tiffany, was the Panorama of the City of New York, from the World's Fair. My picture is a view looking south, Central Park is recognizable on the right. From the website:

"Comprising an area of 9,335 square feet and built to a scale of 1:1200 where one inch equals 100 feet, the Panorama is a metropolis in miniature. Each of the city’s 895,000 buildings constructed prior to 1992 and every street, park and some 100 bridges are represented and assembled onto 273 individual sections comprising the 320 square miles of New York City. In this miraculously scaled cityscape, the borough of Manhattan measures a seemingly vast 70 x 15 feet and the Empire State Building is a towering 15 inches tall while the Statue of Liberty is less than 2 inches in height. Long Island and New Jersey peek onto the model as black shadowy masses to the east and west."

justskin1 67M  
11178 posts
1/10/2019 1:18 pm

I think stained glass is pretty awesome and Tiffany sure knew how to do it well. I have liked the Deco Style he worked in.
The Unisphere was a neat thing to come out of that World's Fair. Disney's "It's a Small World" not so much.
Hope I didn't give you an earworm with that reference.

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TicklePlease replies on 1/10/2019 5:01 pm:
I grew up near Disneyworld so "Small World" is so associated with that venue that I never knew it came from a world's fair! Interesting, thanks!

windsjohn 68M  
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1/10/2019 1:27 pm


TicklePlease replies on 1/10/2019 5:02 pm:

sexysixties2 71F  
38175 posts
1/10/2019 1:34 pm

I am so jealous. I love stained glass and some of the churches in Dublin have amazing stained glass windows.

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TicklePlease replies on 1/10/2019 5:03 pm:
Oh I can only imagine how gorgeous it must be in some of those old churches with the old old windows! We'll go tour a few together if I ever get that way!

Wonder167 52F  
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1/10/2019 1:40 pm

Very beautiful.....How about kiss my glass? I know, not very unique!

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TicklePlease replies on 1/10/2019 5:05 pm:
Thank you and yeah... I thought of that one too.... every thing I thought of I imagined someone misunderstanding it and asking "kiss your glass what?"

clittywhisperer1 54M
1162 posts
1/10/2019 1:46 pm

My wife is a glass nut .she has a natural artistic side and glass just speaks to her .We have done glass blowing and sculpting at corning museum of glass here in NY , have done formed and stained glass work at a local studio, and she really wants to find a studio to do more work ,shes obsessed at this point lol .I prefer frank lloyd Wrights stained glass work myself . We have several wright houses here and the glass work is awesome .look up tree of life and conley playhouse

TicklePlease replies on 1/10/2019 5:06 pm:
I'll check those recs out thank you! I was at Corning last year, what a fabulous place... I have an ornament on my Christmas tree I made there. Wright has a great style I agree! Seeing his work in real life was a total treat!

iwant2learnit 48M  
451 posts
1/10/2019 2:25 pm

That glass is so beautiful! Some of it looks like it could be part of the scenery from an alien planet or a hidden deep-sea kingdom (yes, that's an 'Aquaman' reference).

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TicklePlease replies on 1/10/2019 5:07 pm:

Hey now, that's not fair!

6085 posts
1/10/2019 2:37 pm

*Happy Belated Birthday*

Nice glASS!!


TicklePlease replies on 1/10/2019 5:07 pm:
Thanks Jack! And thanks again

smartasswoman 61F  
30709 posts
1/10/2019 2:45 pm

So cool!

P.S. love the cowboy boots 👢

TicklePlease replies on 1/10/2019 5:09 pm:
It was a treat, the whole experience! Thanks on the boots

CleavageFan4U 62M  
56811 posts
1/10/2019 5:21 pm

This coincidence is just TOO FUNNY. I just finished posting about the 3 rules of blogging B taught me, including having a click-bait title. See link directly below.

I think is is semi-famous - we have the Karg Glass place up on the north end of town, directly across the street from the playhouse Mrs. C was in a play at not too long ago.

You look a bit bundled up there FL girl!!

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TicklePlease replies on 1/11/2019 3:37 am:
Yeah, I'm fond of the clickbait title too! It was quite brisk and windy while we were there... not quite down coat weather but close.

HeartCollector 61F  
7331 posts
1/10/2019 5:22 pm

I would love to get my hands on some of that glass!

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TicklePlease replies on 1/11/2019 3:38 am:
Girl.... there was a second where I wondered the odds of a piece "accidentally" falling into my pocket!!!!!

justskin1 67M  
11178 posts
1/10/2019 6:09 pm

When they ask you what glass in reply to "Kiss my glass.", the answer is: My glass dildo and do you want me to wet it first?
I have seen some pretty awesome colored and shaped glass ones in stores and in pictures.

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TicklePlease replies on 1/11/2019 3:39 am:
while that's a good one.... it's totally not me lol! I agree, tho that there are a TON of gorgeous glass sex toys out there, some dainty some not-so-dainty!

CynicusMaximus 47M
1724 posts
1/11/2019 5:00 am

Hey, so would it surprise you if i managed to masturbate to completion to this blog post??

TicklePlease replies on 1/11/2019 11:20 am:
Not at all but you know what I say.... if I don't see the video, it didn't really happen.

ArglBargl14 56M
258 posts
1/11/2019 8:43 am

If you ever get out to Seattle you should check out the Chihuly Gardens (if you haven't already). Very different from Tiffany, but some amazing glass art.

TicklePlease replies on 1/11/2019 11:20 am:
Yup, been there, wrote a blog post about it a few years back! Fabulous indeed!!

misskissin 55F  
77222 posts
1/11/2019 7:02 pm

Gorgeous. I was in, and have photos, from a church in St.Augustine, Florida that has Tiffany stained glass windows... it's breath taking

TicklePlease replies on 1/12/2019 4:53 am:
I almost went to Flagler College in St. Augustine, it's in an old hotel and it has quite a few of the most stunning Tiffany windows in it too! Apparently Florida was a hotspot of rich patrons lol... I'm going to the Morse Museum next week when I'm down there, they're supposed to have one of the largest collections.

(if you haven't already seen it, the MFA Boston has a beautiful La Farge stained glass panel in their collection)

SeaGirlFL 55F
7949 posts
1/12/2019 9:22 am

You find the coolest places to visit.

I have a thing for glassware...and stained glass always catches my attention. I have long wanted to create a quilt that looks like stained glass, but I am not sure I have the patience, lol.

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TicklePlease replies on 1/12/2019 1:21 pm:
When I used to do stained glass I found a lot of inspiration in quilt patterns... it's a natural crossover!

maybejustrex4 52M  
2595 posts
1/14/2019 5:20 am

So much beauty in one trip. The glass was amazing too.

TicklePlease replies on 1/19/2019 6:13 am:
I'd say you're smooth but that just doesn't quite apply...

kukoocock 49M
5811 posts
1/17/2019 10:14 am

Now that would be my kinda place to visit. Some famous guy whose name eludes me did the stained glass in the church in my parish and they are really good too for holy themed stuff. Harry something or other, if I am ever there I will take a few pics, that is if I don't burst into flames for crossing the threshold

Also Tickle (sniggerin snigger etc) do you remember the song in the LEGO movie... they kept singing it ...aaanyhow I love the pics.Happy New Year!!

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TicklePlease replies on 1/19/2019 6:17 am:
Everything Is Awesome! (darn you K, now I'll be singing that alllll day!!!!)

And I think you'll be fine in church... just tell 'em you're there on a mission for Tickle!

Basilikummen 42M
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1/19/2019 8:44 am

Sweet! Thanks for sharing the view. Wifey is a huge colored-glassophile. I'm a fan too, but mostly for illuminated colored glass, such as Tiffany lamps or stained glass windows. So we both appreciate a good piece of glass.

But yeah, art is an emotional expression trapped in a single moment. It's one of those things that if it can't or won't speak for itself, then the artist probably did something wrong.

As for the World's Fair, I really wish we (the denizens of this lovely blue marble) could bring it back in full glory and regalia. But I fear that even if we did have a modern reinvention, it just wouldn't be the same. Like trying to bring back Woodstock, these days it's just too much about commercialism. (Which, given the subject of the World's Fair, is somewhat ironic, but still true all the same.)

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Here's hoping for a Better Tomorrow, today.

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TicklePlease replies on 1/19/2019 4:52 pm:
Your last sentence made me chuckle... I just got back from Epcot and the whole "better tomorrow" theme is still strong!

I'm a fan of glass in all it's formats... there's just something about it.

scottj55555 51M
1962 posts
1/21/2019 2:32 pm

I love when you share the art you've seen. Thanks!

TicklePlease replies on 1/22/2019 3:41 am:
It's my pleasure!

Golly06 66M  
1822 posts
1/29/2019 2:27 pm

No innuendo? Great pics as usual.
I like the last one, red on top and below.

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TicklePlease replies on 1/30/2019 12:57 pm:
Thanks for noticing Golly! Keep Warm!!!

26273 posts
1/31/2019 10:05 am

I was around in 64/65, and in all the pictures I've seen of that unisphere, I had absolutely no idea it had 3-dimensional mountains.

That tour of the Tiffany archives must have been fascinating.

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TicklePlease replies on 1/31/2019 3:33 pm:
The Unisphere definitely made me realize how much of our earth is ocean! We walked up from the Pacific side and effectively looked at the "back" of most of the continents!

lindoboy100 56M
20224 posts
2/5/2019 1:54 am

I think I've seen that model of NY before, maybe in 2001, in an exhibition in NY. Does it date back to then?

Flantastic pics as always McTick!!

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TicklePlease replies on 2/5/2019 3:27 am:
It does! It was actually part of the Worlds Fair that they've kept going since 1965. I wish there was some kind of scale to it in the picture, it was HUGE!

resant78 40M/74F
2325 posts
3/17/2019 5:58 am

that's a gorgeous piece of glass.

TicklePlease replies on 3/17/2019 7:14 am:
And the texture is oh so....

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