Hospederia de Arantzazu
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... Braque's work. He was an early 20th century
artist who played a major role in developing the avant-garde art movement and
Cubism. The entire third floor had John Lennon's wife, Yo Ko Ono's artwork.
That was the weirdest of all. When modern art gets to that level, I start to
get angry because I feel like the artist is insulting my intelligence and
wasting my time. Probably the strangest thing I saw there was a video on loop
of a close up shot of ...
... the main ridge and almost still echoe with the sound of mules and hand carts. The town hall is decorated with gigantic busts of towns folks, satirical and grotesque. one with spectacles peered down on us, another rather crudely satirised a North African migrant.
Walking back to the van we came across a gilded bird, the Spanish delight in keeping canaries and songbirds in inhumanly small cages near their windows. The pretty notes painfully tickled down onto the ...
... dates back well over a thousand years, but the structure we see today is relatively young roughly 300 years old. Apparently it was modeled on similar castles up in Bavaria which is easy to see as it has a touch of Disneyland about it. For years it was run as a tourist destination with tours, medieval dinners, wedding banquets but the owner went bankrupt keeping the place in shape. We can peek in through the holes in the wall ...
... preserved that there are 100 different ways to say the word “sheep” and until they added one recently, there was no word for “computer”. Now that’s interesting.
We stayed in the Casa de Spiritualidad directly next to the Basilica. The Basilica, the Casa, and Ignatius’s birth home were all connected and created a sort of Holy Campus like structure. The Campus was tucked right next to a beautiful, snow topped mountain which greeted me out my ...
... the city was very quiet and most things were closed. The highlight of my day, and possibly one of the most interesting buildings that I have seen on my whole trip was The Guggenheim Museum. I spent over an hour just walking around the outside taking pictures from different angles. Architecturally the building is just stunning and despite the day not being overly sunny it was just so shiny. I made the effort to go inside the museum which ...