Apr 17, 2013

How I Spent My Spring Break (or the Great Florida Road Trip): Art Interlude

Our second full day called for rain, which made it perfect for seeing some art. After breakfast at the hotel, we drove to St Petersburg to visit the Chihuly Collection

A number of years ago, we saw Chihuly's exhibit at the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix. Seeing his work in a museum space was incredibly different from seeing the pieces mixed in with plant life. I found this experience to be less interesting but still just as beautiful. 

Following lunch, we visited the nearby Dali Museum, who knew that the largest collection of Dali works outside of Europe was in St Petersburg. I sure didn't. The museum is housed in a unique building with a spiral staircase as its centerpiece. Unfortunately, photos weren't allowed of the art. 

The museum's garden had a labyrinth and a tree decorated with used visitors' wristbands, which I found to be quite pretty to look at. 

For dinner, we ventured over to the Middle Grounds Grill on Treasure Island, where I had a drink mix up which was made up for by the most perfectly cooked scallops ever.

We had to call it early that night because we had a very very early and exciting morning ahead of us.

Middle Grounds Grill
10925 Gulf Boulevard
Treasure Island, FL 33706

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