Hotel Zenit Bilbao
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... of activity but the kitchen only opens at 8.30! Went to the Guggenheim by metro yesterday. Both quite prepared not to like it but it was very impressive. Both the building and some of the installations (Paul as usual not that impressed with modern art, but did like the engineering sculptures). The Guggenheim did manage to loose my raincoat for an hour though. And as I could not remember any brand name (Warehouse, what did I expect?) colour, or what was ...
... museum is juxtaposed amongst a classic city, full of old architectural buildings. Everywhere you walk, you'll see unusual sculptures. Walking around old town was a real treat, visually, audibly, and gastronomically. For Jon, the best part was being able to find sleeping pills, 30 for the price of 2.70 Euros. What a bargain!
... to transform old industrial lands into new and significant cultural icons such as the Guggenheim museum. Eye popping modern architecture is common-place in the revitalized areas of town. The new style architectural masterpieces fit nicely into the city's new image as a modern thriving metropolis. Becca's corner: Broiled salmon with sweet potato and onion sauce - eaten at an alley-side table during the evening "paseo" . . . Also - the still-warm chocolate croissant for ...
... the full effect of the mustache that two out of three dead dictators of that era prefer.
Bilbao is so unlike the rest of Spain. Well, Spain itself is very small. Look at a map and compare it to Texas. I want to say it's smaller. The culture varies so much in this country smaller than the size of Texas. Can any Texans out there provide the readers with an example of a cultural variance between say, north Texas and south Texas so we can compare?
Ok, so ...
... pens and scraps of paper. Visitors were encouraged to
write down their wishes and hang them on the tree. My friend Sarah and I put up
one that said, "We wish for nothing because we have everything we need."
I got a delicious goat cheese and caramelized onion sandwich in the Guggenheim bistro
and a Basque cake. Mmm so good! Outside were two works by Jeff Koons-"Tulips"
and "The Puppy," which is a 60-foot tall statue of a puppy made of flowers,