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Europe » Spain » Catalonia » Girona » Figueres February 19th 2007

18-19 February I took a few days off between Vipassana courses to go up the coast to Cadaques and Figueres, both long time haunts of Salvador Dalí. Cadaques is a beautiful little white-washed town right on the water. It was the middle of the week and very quiet - a perfect place to relax for a few days before starting to cook for 60 people again. It was wonderful to just walk through the narrow streets, along the water, and to the neighboring little town that had a small Dalí museum. On the way back I stopped in Figueres, which has the Teatro-Museo Dalí - a huge civic museum that burned down and was restored by Dalí in a surreal manner that only he was capable of. He has so many paintings, sculptures, furniture, and ... read more
Narrow streets
The slow life
Town square

Europe » Spain » Catalonia » Girona » Figueres July 26th 2006

Hot hot hot in Figueras. Almost two hours away from Barcelona by train but a comfortable ride. Having to line up in the hot sun to get into the Museum was a turn off but you'll find that everywhere, especially in summer with throngs of tourists. Teatre-Museu Dali was interesting albeit packed with tourists. I like taking my time looking at pieces but it was a bit hard being sandwiched right, left and centre. Still, Dali is an intriguing character and gives me the impression of doing things just to screw with the viewer´s head and I find that sickly funny.... read more
Strange and beautiful

Europe » Spain » Catalonia » Girona » Figueres October 17th 2004

Salvador Dali Tour If you are not a fan of Dali's work (which Jason very much is), or don't know much about him, hopefully this might bring about some interest. We rolled into Figures later than planned, on September 7, 2004, and after finding our hostel, we quickly decided it best not to stay in the area. Dark, dingy streets, very unwelcoming. So we found another spot for the night. Not high class by any means, but by the backpackers standards, quite nice. TV, balcony and vey clean. We took full advantage of it; had dinner in our room, then hung out on the patio all night. Really fun, but made the morning a little harder. Needless to say, we were a little under the weather, but luckily we had the car as a refuge. We ... read more
Cadillac Display in Foyer
Mae West Room

Europe » Spain » Catalonia » Girona » Figueres April 27th 2004

On my Switzerland I made a stop in the town of Figueres near the French border. This town is a real dive with one amazing site: the Dali muesum. Designed by the artist himself it's nothing like a mueseum and is more like a Surrealist playground. There tons of surrealist objects, hidden rooms, holograms etc. There is the Mae West apartment and a car suspended by chains filled with sea uchins. ... read more

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