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Once again we had a filling breakfast before venturing out into the cooler morning. The day warmed up and was the most humid we have experienced this trip.
Today was also our most energetic. We walked for hours!
First stop was across the river so Tom could take photos of the Guggenheim Museum – however the sun was in the wrong place. We stayed on the other side of the river and walked to the ...
... could walk through them. I'm sure there is some information on-line. On this same floor there was a film and video exhibit consisting of a 60 minute video of a rock musician (Ragnar Kjatansson) and his friends who made a video based on a song by ABBA called the "Visitors". Each musician was in a different room of a huge 200 year mansion in upstate NY, and musicians were connected via headphones only, so that they could hear what the other musicians were playing. ...
... a perspex panel when he got disorientated. It was so loud in the quiet room and everyone just cracked up including all the security guards.
After the museum we had our packed lunch sandwich and a coffee which bought Jamie back from the dead as she was close feeling really faint. I had a quick play on the most amazing kids adventure playground ever, and just went for a stroll around the streets for a couple of hours. Bilbao was really ...
... had a strong dislike for the Northern region of his country, as in 1937, during the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939), he allowed Hitler to bomb a small village called Guernica,annihilating it, to test out his Luftwaffe (bomber planes) for WWII. It also seemed that Franco and Hitler saw the same barber. For pictures and more info, see below.
google his name and look at images too. The picture on Wikipedia ...
... next to the museum. The flowers are watered by an elaborate
irrigation system on the inside of the structure. The Brant family, who are
family friends of ours in Greenwich, CT have their own "Puppy" by Jeff Koons on
their estate. I thought theirs was the only one! I didn't know about one in
Bilbao, but apparently Mr. Brant commissioned his after he saw the one in
I spent the next day in the seaside resort town of Biarritz, France with ...