Spain 2010 {Figueres: Dali Museum}

It’s hard to believe that I’m about two months behind on this, but I’m going to continue on with the Spain posts.  The upside to being late is that I get to relive the trip through the photos.

When Travis and I visited Spain in 2005, we took the train to Figueres to see the Dali museum.  Unfortunately, the day we went was the first day they went into off-season mode, so they were closed.  I didn’t get to see the museum.  This time, I did!

It was a long, hot wait to get inside.

So, Salvador Dali was quite a character in his day (he’s the guy that painted the melting or drooping clocks); after seeing his work and the museum he designed to house his works, I think it’s pretty safe to say that he was a true artist.  No holds barred in his mind; everything goes, and everything went.  He was experimental, creative, and he must have lived, breathed, and dreamed art all day and all night long.

Here are a few things (out of many) that I found interesting.

Teatre-Museo Dali

Do you see Mae West's face?

Ceiling Mural

Dali's wife and muse, Gala

Atlantis

Dali's tomb in the museum

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