One of the high lights of our day in Bilbao, and for the last fifteen years the big tourist draw to this manufacturing city, was a visit to the Guggenheim Museum. Described as one of the world’s most striking and well known buildings, the architect Frank Gehry, attempted to blend the massive structure into the old city.
Sitting next to the river it’s towering curved metal and stone walls conjure up images of sails or waves. Inside and out the architect constantly plays with one’s mind as to what is curved or straight.
Every inch of the building is in itself a work of art in the structure. I suggested it would be an architect’s dream and Hubby thought it would be a civil engineering nightmare.
The fellow below was guarding the place. You think you have bug infestation problems!
Some perspective on the severity of the problem…
To read more about our time in Bilbao and our guide’s idea of a yummy morning snack, click on Pass The Eels Please.
What do you think? Did we hit the mother load of ‘silver’ for this week’s challenge? Would you like to visit the Guggenheim in Bilbao?