Velvet Moments: travel photos – Guggenheim Museum Bilbao

The Guggenheim Museum Bilbao is a contemporary arts museum in this city in the Basque Country. Designed by one of my favourite architects, Frank Gehry, the museum, with its undulating titanium façade, is a sight to behold. Built in the 1990’s as part of a programme to breathe new life into the decrepit port area of Bilbao along the Nervion River, the building is widely hailed as one of the most important architectural masterpieces in modern history, and I wouldn’t disagree! A trip to the Guggenheim Museum is a MUST for anyone visiting Bilbao, if only to gape at its wave-like appearance both inside and from the outside. The museum houses a beautiful collection of paintings, sculptures and contemporary art installations. Velvet Moments are about those instances that inspire or amaze – the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao does both with dollops of flair!

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My first glimpse of the Guggenheim Museum. Loved the floral puppy that stands proudly at the entrance!

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The museum seen from the riverside promenade.

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The stunning curves of the Guggenheim Museum inspired by fish-tails.

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A full view of the Guggenheim Museum with the world-famous spider in the foreground. Amazing isn’t it?

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4 Responses to “Velvet Moments: travel photos – Guggenheim Museum Bilbao”

  1. Sofie 12/04/2014 12:02 am
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    I’ve taken almost exactly the first photo as the first one in this post when I was in Bilbao:)

  2. rob hermans 02/11/2013 7:18 pm
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    looks like one giant post modern creamcake, I love it!

  3. Keith Jenkins 01/11/2013 6:03 pm
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    Absolutely! I had the exact same thought! :-)

  4. Maria 01/11/2013 4:58 pm
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    Beautiful way to top off a street. :-D

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