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Oct 23, 2018 - melting clocks

It is clear that art and culture are highly valued in this part of Spain and perhaps always have been. We saw the Picasso Museum a few days ago and today traveled more than an hour out of town to Figueres to see the Salvador Dalí Museum in the town where he was born. His museum is housed on an old theatre and this space dictates the way his surrealist art is displayed. He was alive when the museum was created and decided which pieces to include and where they should be. Some of it was outside, but most was under roof. In the courtyard he...

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South by Southeast

May 21, 2013 - Following in the steps of Scipio Africanus at Roman remains in Spain

We left early today to drive south to Spain to explore the remains of the city of Empuries founded in 575 BC by Greek colonists from Phocaea then later occupied by the Romans. We took our passports although no one was manning the border crossing booths when we crossed over into Spain so we didn't have to produce them after all. It was interesting that the architecture changed almost immediately when we crossed the border. In southern France most homes are either a tan stone or stucco structures often with a veneer of stone to match the...

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Oct 16, 2007 - Figueres and the Dali Museum

I am staying in a most lovely hotel called Hotel Duran, and the room is divine, large and with a huge bed and soft white sheets that feel like I am sleeping on a cloud. I have dinner in the hotel restaurant, a favourite of Dali and Gala's, and the elegant formal waitered service is very special. The next day I head up to the Dali theatre-museum. Dali called it this because he wanted peoples experience of viewing his work to be a theatrical one. He oversaw the entire restoration and set up of the museum for the display of his work. He really...

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