Here is the second part of this summer trip across France and Spain. Pictures and places selected for you !
Bilbao, Viscaya, Paìs Vasco
After Bayonne we went to Biarritz, the capital of surf, and St Jean-de-Luz and I planned to surf of course. But the weather couldn’t be calmer first and then in St Jean a storm was coming… The day after we left and drove through the Spanish frontier to Bilbao, Viscaya’s capital, where we visited (of course) the Guggenheim museum built by Frank O. Gehry (here to know more about him) that I found inspiring and harmonious with the city. I appreciated the Yoko Ono exhibition and Richard Serra’s works.
We spent most of the time in the museum that I definitely recommend to all of you. We left and it began to rain so we didn’t visit much the city. But what stroke me most was the modernity of the city and her potential hidden. All the public structures were studied to help the everyday life. We saw the Santiago Calatrava’s bridge and a beautiful graffiti. And guess what ? I saw an Amorino shop near the Guggenheim !
Burgos and Santo Domingo de Silos, Spain
Burgos is a wonderful city that I definitely recommend. You must visit the cathedral that is a magnificent example of gothic architecture where you can feel across the different chapels the time passing by and many centuries of arts.
The cathedral is certainly the most relevant building but the general architecture of the houses must be noted. I made a general picture of the buildings that were all in different and cutest colours (yes, it sounds like I’m talking about shoes…).
On the road we stopped for a momentito in Santo Domingo de Silos, in the southern part of Burgos province, were we visited the abbey that is very beautiful and with a very interesting guided tour included in the ticket.
I must say that we had only one day to visit Barcelona that was obviously not enough so we made only the touristic tour across the city. We went to Casa Batllò and Casa Milà (o La Pedrera) where we stopped for a drink. We walked across the barrio gotico then to the port and finally to Gaudì’s cathedral: la Sagrada Familia. I’ll definitely return to this city to have a chance to visit everything better.