Last week I wandered to the EMP Museum in Seattle, a Frank O. Gehry architectural masterpiece. My post featured images of the exterior – however, several commenters expressed an interest in what lay inside, so I thought this week I’d wander through the doors and share some photographs of the interior.
This was a giant interactive sculpture made of musical instruments, about three storeys tall.
Inside the Fantasy section of the museum, dragon scaled and full of amazing items. I could have spent the whole day just in this section. Notice Buttercup’s wedding gown, Humperdinck’s outfit and Westley’s Dread Pirate Roberts ensemble in the display case at the back, courtesy of the classic movie, The Princess Bride.
Some of the interior shapes and spaces were as mind bogglingly intricate as the exterior. This is in one of the central atriums, looking up.
Gimli’s axe, Sting, and Aragorn’s sword, all from the Lord of The Rings films. A real ‘squee’ moment for me and my daughter.
I hope you enjoyed my Wednesday Wander this week – see you next time!
A whole fantasy section! Wow, I’d love it. And my husband would love that musical instrument sculpture.
Oh yes, it was amazing. There was something there for all of us – I was obsessed with the fantasy and sci-fi exhibits, my daughter loved the video game section and the studios where you could play instruments and record, and my husband loved the Hendrix and Nirvana exhibits (which I did too). It was honestly one of the best places we went to on the entire trip.
Sounds perfect for my family too!
Architecture to love. What a cool place
Thank you – it was really cool!
Omg! The genuine articles touched by their fair hands? Wow! And just look at them… they’re just made for someone to hold in a movie, but they are amazing! So… not your average museum, then? Nothing dry and dusty there. Btw, I love museums, just in case you think that last comment disrespectful! 😁
I know, it was so amazing! They also had Susan’s bow and arrow from Narnia, plus a bunch of other fab props, and the detailing on them was just amazing. But this case was definitely a highlight for us.
And I love museums too, I know you mean no disrespect – this was just a different kind of museum and it was so great.
Absolutely! Wish we had something like that here.
It’s surprising we don’t, really. I found it interesting to see so many props there, and wondered where the rest were.
I bet some of them have been sold for an obscene amount of money.
Yes, or perhaps ‘borrowed’ from the set by some of the actors? I know the LOTR cast each got to keep something. Lucky them.
I bet everyone who worked on that movie tried to acquire a souvenir!
I know I would have! I wish I’d known then what I know now – I would have been on the first plane to NZ begging to be an extra. I was in Australia at the time and we heard bits and pieces about the filming, but I wasn’t really registering at that point what it was. Oh well, an opportunity missed.
The beauty of hindsight… sigh!
That is so cool. And to think I tried to make a Princess Bride joke today. I messed it up with autocorrect spelling though.
You did! I didn’t pick it up, either, until you said. Yes, it was very cool to see all the costumes and props – they also had Buttercup’s red dress, and David Bowie’s Goblin King outfit from Labyrinth. I could have moved in there, really.
As cool on the inside as it is on the outside!
Oh, it was sooo cool! I didn’t take enough photos, really, but I think it was because I was just too busy running around and looking at everything 🙂