Amanda Bennett: A Year in Zaragoza, Spain

Bilbao, Day 5 December 17, 2009

Filed under: Uncategorized — psychohistoria @ 9:51 am

First, a sampling of my some of my favorite works in the Guggenheim…

24 Cabezas, by Antonio Saura

El Hombre de Napoles by Jean-Michel Basquiat

Vaca Amarilla, by Franz Marc

The second floor was filled with an exhibition of sketches, photographs, and models by Frank Lloyd Wright, who designed the New York Guggenheim.

The Guggenheim has a large collection of Kandinsky's artwork.

Jenny Holzer has a tri-lingual project that spans three floors.

The Matter of Time, a huge sculpture by Richard Serra. Walking through it makes you dizzier than you'd expect.

We woke up to sun streaming in through the window, a continuation of the exceptional luck we had with weather. The País Vasco is famous for its rainy days and general grayness, but we had sun every day, and only a few sprinkles.

While basking in the sun in a plaza near the center, a pastelería caught our eye, and in particular, a crepe gathered around chocolate mousse and drizzled with dark chocolate for me. Walking past the old ornate buildings and the shiny new ones, with the sunshine on our faces, it was a spectacular end to an incredible trip!

Back in Zaragoza, the weather is far from sunny: right now it is snowing outside! However, it is the big, fat, heavy snowflakes that melt as soon as they hit the ground, so I don’t think we’ll be making snow forts any time soon.

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