Published: January 12th 2011December 23rd 2010
Figueres is the birth place of Salvador Dali.
Figueres, Spain is very close to the French-Spanish boarder. Its primary claim to fame is it is the birth place of the artist, Salvador Dali. If you know anything about Dali, you know that he was ... well different. He must have been a 'pistol' (American expression meaning a kid who is a lot of trouble to control. Who does the unexpected at all times.) when he was a kid in elementary and high school for he certainly was a very unusual person as an adult.
The Dali Museum is located in a building that replaced the building of the former Municipal Theatre. The Theatre was built in the 19th century and was destroyed at the end of the Spanish Civil War. Here Dali had a new surrealistic structure built that was dedicated to be a museum of his works and of other artists whose work he enjoyed. It houses the largest collection of surrealistic objects in the world. Even if all you do is look at the outside of the museum, you know the contents must be quite unusual.
My feeling is that you either like his work
or you hate it.
Enjoy the photos.
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