Spain is one of the most admired works of
contemporary architecture and we couldn't wait to get there.
When The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation selected
Frank Gehry as the architect they encouraged him to
design something daring and innovative.
The curves on the exterior of the building were intended to
The interior is designed around a large, light-filled atrium
with views of Bilboa's estuary and surrounding hills
of the Basque Country.
very impressive collections. I though was
more taken by the art sculptures that are on the outside.
The Puppy by Jeff Koons was spectacular, as a friend commented
"the best bouquet ever." It measures 40 feet high.
High chromium stainless steel with transparent
Could not pass up this photo opportunity
with my favorite person.
artist Anish Kaspoor. She used stainless
steel and carbon steel.
It is a spider measuring over 30feet high and over 33 feet wide
With a sac contains 26 marble eggs.
The title is the familiar French word for Mother.
able to get to see the other side of the museum that
faces the River Nervion. The randomness of the curves
are designed to catch the light. It was a gorgeous
sunny day so it did that beautifully.
The museum is seamlessly integrated into the urban context,
In the old industrial heart of the city.
drawing visitors from across the globe and helped to
generate an economical boom to the city and region.
This was another exceptional highlight on this trip to Spain.