The Venetian is an amazing catering restaurant for weddings and large functions. It is like being in a palace. The form in the middle of the photo is a blown glass chandelier like nothing you have EVER seen. The wrought iron railing is on either side of the balcony so you can look down the grand hall, or into the Vestible where the lamp hangs. Like a dream let me tell you. I used advanced HDR to create a painting look to my photo. I will also be loading untouched [non HDR] photos of this unusual chandelier of blown glass. A friend of mine told me she thought it looked like Medusa’s hair. LOL…..
Aunt Barbie, RB member, told me about Dale Chihuly and I went to his website where he verified he has three installations of his chandeliers and one of them was indeed the Venetian in Garfield. How amazing! if you wish to learn more about this glass sculpture artist Dale Chihuly his website
The Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center has a chandelier very similar to this one. I am awed and happy I got this photo of this amazing and unusual piece of art and chandelier. thanks again Barbie for the information.