I ask Frank Gehry to help us build a house on the lake. Well I never heard back from him or any one at his firm. How rude. But I hear he’s that way. If you look at his design style as of late, the last 20 years or so, your can see the madness. I could see the madness when we left San Sebastian and drove to Bilbao to visit the Guggenheim Museum. It had not been open very long and I had read and heard great things about it.
Bilbao is a kind of small industrial town, but thanks to the Guggenheim’s presents it is quickly becoming a very cosmopolitan city. It has been years since we have visited and I bet it has changed a lot.
I think we saw the first show they offered. The main display was a Richard Serra exhibit. He is the guy that takes huge plates of steel and twist and turn them into these nice, flowing organic shapes. We went to another show of his at the MOMA more recently and I decided I wanted to live in one of his art pieces. That’s how large they are.
But back to the Guggenheim. Click on this link and take a look. It’s been a while since I have looked at it myself. Seeing it makes me want to go again. And this is really where this blog started, Southerners in Spain. I have written about this trip that took us from Barcelona, where we arrived from Atlanta, then to Bordeaux, France. After a few days there we left for San Sebastian, Spain. San Sebastian is one of my favorite cities I have ever visited, can’t wait to get back. After San Sebastian we left for Barcelona, but first we stopped in Bilbao to visit the Guggenheim. I am glad we did because as you can see that building, designed by Frank Gehry, is a sight to behold. It is huge and very modern. It is clad in sheets of titanium. I have never seen anything like it, although I think he has a few buildings very similar to it here in the states.
Well, this trip ends where it began, Barcelona. Barcelona is another great city, the people there love to party. Eat, drink and dance all night long. I’ll tell you a little more about our visit there soon. Until then, chow baby.