The Guggenheim Museum at Bilbao Spain
We checked into our hotel at 6:00 p.m. to find out that the museum closed at 8:00 and was a 20 minute walk from our hotel. It was a beautiful walk, however, and we had plenty of time to take an audio-tour in English and to view the highlights of each hall. It was very interesting to see the temporaryt Exhibit on Russian Art, most having to do with Stalin, but the permanent exhibits and the building itself were the things that will stand out in my memory.
The rear of the building with walkways leading under the bridge.
We were privileged to see the building in the afternoon, at sunset and at night. I tried photos at the darker times but the only one that worked was this one of the riverwalk near the museum, just after sunset.
River walkway leading toward the rear of the Guggenheim.
Actually the walkway leads to a plaza where one can walk either to the front entrance or along the river to the rear of the museum. The front entrance is pretty un-spectacular, compared to the rest of the museum, but it does have one much-loved and photographed attraction: the flower puppy.
The flower puppy was still in its prime on September 8, 2006