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... unexpectedly the view was pretty good from there too ! We had just over 24 hours to explore Bilbao. It has lots of impressive architecture both old and new . The Basque Museum was worth a visit too. It was a great city for a stopover on our way back home .
After two nights there it was time to hop on the ferry back to Blighty. It was fortunately another smooth crossing ...
... freshly squeezed orange juice and lunch consisted of many small
plates called Pintxos, or Tapas as we would call them. They were out of this
world. Very creative and unique. Most of them were on toast. My favorite one
was some sort of meat-it might have been duck, with Brie cheese, tomato,
balsamic vinaigrette, and pomegranate seeds. There was another with warm, aioli
sauce and mushrooms, one with foie gras, and another with....I don't even know
what it ...
... on the really old bottles are too brittle, so to open them (like when they opened a 1929 bottle to fete Gehry, since that is his birth year), they have to heat a pair of tongs, apply the tongs to the neck of the bottle, and then splash cold water on the bottle's neck to force it to break open. Pretty nifty. Another highlight was the bottle aging area, where the winery can age up to 7.6 million bottles at a time before release to the public.
The wine ...
... It was right in the old center and walking distance to everything. Once we got there and dropped everything off, we went to the old town to eat lunch. Then we went walking along the canal to the Guggenheim museum. From the outside it looks like gold scales of a fish. It is a huge building. It even has the same spider structure at the Ottawa art museum. It was very funny seeing something so familiar in a completely different surrounding. In the front of the museum is a ...
... bizarre to look at and the same inside. No straight edges...or straight edges but wonky! The art inside wasn't on the whole for us, a bit too Tracey Emin...but a wardrobe instead of a bed(!) However the first floor was filled with huge two inch thick steel artworks by Richard Serra. The Matter of Time was amazing, we walked in and out of the huge rusted steel elipses and spheres ...