Fans of the series “Highlander” as my husband is, will recognize this as the motto and belief of the immortals who are ready to battle to the death because “There can be only one” left to receive the prize. While I’m ambivalent about the movie/series, I do use the line when it fits as I think it does today when “There can only be one” photo because I want to give you time to enjoy the colors, shapes, and imagination of the first Chihuly sculpture greeting anyone entering the Desert Botanical Garden for this installation. When I went to the previous installation, this boat or something similar, was in a small pond found after a lovely wander through more of the exhibit. I loved it both ways but front and center is appropriate as far as I’m concerned.

Just imagine what this will look like when illuminated after dark! I can’t wait!

  1. Dee Min says:

    Hope you’ll Post the after-dark-illuminated shot 😊

    • I will, although I don’t know how soon I’ll get back as there are family things going on that take priority right now. I may find the one of a similar boat from 2014 and post that to whet your appetite even more. πŸ™‚


  2. I’m glad you chose this angle because it is not only unexpected, it still brings forth the beauty of the piece. How many Chihuly pieces does this place have?

  3. Ally Bean says:

    Chihuly’s work I’ve seen, but the Highlander reference is new to me. Heaven knows when it come to Chiluly there will never be just one! πŸ˜‰

  4. This is so interesting. It must have been stunning in person.

  5. JT Twissel says:

    I can’t wait either!

  6. pommepal says:

    Beautiful but I can only imagine how stunning it will be illuminated with a dark back ground.

    • I’m not sure when I’ll get back in the dark so I may dig out my old photo and post it to give a feel of it illuminated even if it’s not exactly the same. Or maybe it is and I just can’t tell. πŸ™‚

  7. Well, now, isn’t that spectacular. Wow!

  8. peggy says:

    Gorgeous. This piece should be front and center.

  9. Beautiful!! Yes, now you have us all wanting to see it after dark! …one of these days you will 😊

  10. That is one wild explosion of color! Does it make you smile when you see it in real life?

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