Sunday, November 01, 2009


So last week we spent a night in Corning, New York. It's a very pretty town and I loved the old-fashioned main street. We had a great Indian meal at Thali of India on Market Street.

These are the offices of Corning the company (where your Pyrex measuring cup comes from!)

The Corning Museum of Glass, which was full of beautiful things...

Mosaic portrait of Elena of Savoy, Venice c.1900.

Pop bottles!

I must have an octopus chandelier some day.

Mosaic glass tabletop, Rome, 1866.

Glass creatures.

English glass beadwork basket from the Stuart Period.

And some more modern things:

There are also great demos at the museum, including this hot glass show:

Definitely worth a visit!


  1. Wow those are impressive! I love the glass creatures

  2. It looks as though you must've traveled Route 81 on your trip, and seen a bit of Central New York state...a lovely part of the world! My mother grew up in Cortland, and I remember going to the Corning factory as a kid.

  3. That looks like a fun place to visit.

    I want a trip...

  4. You never know what lurks in good ol' U.S.of A.
    That was amazing!

  5. Sharon, we did indeed go down Route 81, including "downtown" Cortland!

    James, your little guy would love the glass factory (probably even more when he's a couple of years older.) There are some cool things for kids to do there!

    Jams, I loved the glass creatures. Ah, the good old days before plastic!


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