|Posted by Nikki Yeager on November 30, 2010 at 5:35 PM|
Today I made the 2 hour trip to Figueres (outside Barcelona) to see the Salvidor Dali museum. And let me tell you- it was everything I wanted and more.
The museum was 3 or 4 stories tall with a large outdoor area and a huge open room that connected all the floors. The huge room had the biggest painting I've ever seen in my life (see below.. and compare the size to the miniature-looking people standing there!) and had a few of his paintings like The Bullfighter, which appears to be one thing but is really a bazillion different things made up of a million other things when you take a closer look.
Anyways, it was great for me because I fell in love with Dali a few years ago when I was at the Dali museum in St. Petersburg, FL. It just so happens the Bullfighter was on temporary display there and it was love at first sight. Ever since, he's been my favorite artist with Renee Magritte being a close second.
After the museum I took a meandering stroll through Figueres with a single goal in mind - local Paella. It took a lot of aimless wandering in the pouring rain but I finally stumbled across a little local bar/restaurant without a single word of English on the menu. And even though it wasn't my favorite food, the Paella was pretty good. Plus, ordering alone in a country where no one speaks English, and you don't speak Spanish, is a whole adventure in itself.
With an art fix and a food fix I finished my day with the best CouchSurfer I could imagine and now, finally, I'm ready for bed. Nighty Night!