If you get the chance to go to the Guggenheim in Bilbao, Go!
It’s a fantastic museum. Not to large – you’re feet won’t ache. Not too small, you won’t get bored. And it’s pretty wacky. Wacky enough to have a huge Jeff Koons dog made out of flowers right outside it. Take a look at the Alsatian in the middle ground. Looking rather small. Must be a choker on the self-confidence to have the flower puppy towering over you….
But more than the puppy is the building itself. Silvery, bendy, curly-wurly, metallic, shiny. It’s very different, and it’s very impressive.
Modern and sleek, here are the steps down to the entrance.
And this gives a sense of the size of the puppy. No poop-scoop big enough to deal with that!
The building just glistens and gleams.
Instead of a puppy, the back of the museum has got a HUGE spider behind it. This is really eerie, especially when you stand right underneath it. It’s both threatening, and protective. Sort of contradictory…
So, if you get a chance to go to Spain, give the usual haunts a miss and take the squeezyjet to Bilbao and visit the Guggenheim. A building you won’t forget, ever!