That is a slight exaggeration, but we’ve spent the day out and about getting to know the Region (and the little Fiat!),
First stop was Figueres, home to the Salvador Dali museum. We surfaced from an underground car park to find ourselves in the middle of a bric-a-brac market which seemed to be mainly selling vinyl records, collectable bottle tops, fossils, old wooden skis and die cast models.
John was in heaven, pottering around and seeing what was for sale. Kim finally caught up with him chatting to a stall-holder who grew up in the Yorkshire Dales and moved to Spain over 40 years ago. He had seen some of best bands and solo artists of the 60’s and 70’s and was now selling his old concert programmes.
Next stop, Dali. No matter how hard we try, we really don’t do culture as well as we should. We were spooked by both the Teatre-Musee and the Dali Jolies. We did agree that the building was fantastic to look at and walking round it was like being in a Dali painting. We were never sure what we going to see next or where we would end up!
We had a leisurely drive back via Pals, a medieval town perched on a hill surrounded by plains. The gothic quarter has been restored and is a maze of pretty cobbled streets, arches across roads and beautiful houses with stone balconies. The photo really doesn’t do it justice.
7 thoughts on “Cultural tour of Catalonia”
Ken, to quote you…… Yer, right!
Maybe you missunderstood Dali – should have also visited his place nearer the coast. He was so lost in his muse Galia. Ken
There's rather a lot of interpreting to do. I recommend you allow at least a week! Tickets are available for night visits and I think that could give you nightmares for months
I would LOVE to visit the Dali museum. The chance to interpret all his art must be wonderful.
Everything in Dali museum made John's head hurt and I was seriously spooked by dismembered dolls! I think we'll need a cultural debate over a bottle of wine when we're back!
Did you appreciate the car in the Dali museum?
We are following your exploits with interest. Pleased to read you enjoyed Pals.
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