Posted by: hlm227 | August 28, 2008

The Guggenheim!!!

When I was thinking about what city I wanted my trip to end in, I came across a photo of the Guggenheim in Bilbao and knew I wanted to see it, so booked my return flight from Bilbao.

I spent most of Saturday at the museum and it was really awesome. Seeing the building from the inside and up close was worth the cost of admission alone.

guggenheim

guggenheim

mommee

tulips

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It was nice that there was an audio guide included in the price of admission, and it told me a lot about the construction of the building, in addition to the individual works of art.

sculpture

This was a really cool exhibit in the museum, by Richard Serra, and its part of the permanent collection. If you go to visit the museum, I would recommend experiencing it first before you listen to the audio guide. There is a great narration by the artist, but it really takes you out of the experience of walking through the pieces to be listening to him talk and explain them.

There was also a really cool retrospective on Juan Munoz

munoz

I went back to the campground in Sopelana, to spend my last night camping!!!

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  1. Dearest Heather–

    Did you mean the Richard Serra exhibit? The steel stuff!??!?!?

    I think that they, in the setting of that Guggenheim, are one of the coolest things I’ve ever seen. They feel like a forest and a city at the same time and each time I’ve been there I felt like I could get totally lost in them. I LOVE THEM. Not a joke. I’m so glad you went. I love Bilbao and can’t wait to talk to you about in 33 hours

  2. ooh, Serra is awesome. you know there’s a disassembled piece of his hidden in a storage yard in the S.Bronx?


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