Salvador Dali Museum -outside & courtyard


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December 23rd 2010
Published: January 12th 2011
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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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12th January 2011

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Greetings Friends! The Architecture is absolutely beautiful! What a blessing it must be to travel around and see such work. Judy
12th January 2011

Thank you
Dali is one of my favorite artists.
20th January 2011

Wow..I love these pictures..I am so jealous!! I hope and pray that you have a safe and wonderful time. I think of you guys often..Love always and always..Ash

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