Friday, August 28, 2009

Favorite works in Figueres

This one is amazing. The photo doesnt do the painting justice at all. I dont know how Dali was able to create these illusions before photoshop.
A cool little drawing
Mae West. This room is super cool. You have to wait on a long line and then go up some stairs. Then you have to view the room through a magnafying glass to make the whole illusion come together.
Little homage to Picasso
This isn't by Dali but its very cool. I didn't notice it had a face in it until after I took the picture.

Heres Dali again, another one from the Museum. This one is just creepy because when you get close you see through the bandages, two big glass eyes.

These are photos by an artist named Maria. They were displayed in the street and are bigger than life size. This is a project supported by the town hall and the government in Spain. I saw photos like this by another artist when i was in Sevilla and they were also incredible. I especialy like the juxtaposition of the scenes in the photos against the city landscape. These photos are of different Marias all over Spain.


About a month ago we went to Tibidabo which is a theme park on top of a mountain. Once you get to the top you see this beautiful church. Then directly to your right is 4 levels of theme park fun.
This is the view from the theme park. We could see the whole entire city. We rode the bumper cars.

And we went in the Kruger Hotel which was freakin scary! There were a ton of rooms and it had real people dressed up in costume from all the major horror movies, there was freddie, chuckie, the girl from excorsist, hannibal, texas chainsaw man. I nearly peed myself from fear and also from laughing so hard.

I realized I am a scardycat. I squished Bertha on the log flume, and I went on that swing ride that lifts you up and swings you all crazy and I screamed like a maniac the whole time. I think this will be my last theme park for...maybe ever. Anyway we stayed there all day and at night they did fireworks. But, we had to watch them from the bus on the way down the mountain.

fiesta mayor de gracia-Correfoc!

In the summer every neighborhood has their fiesta de barrio (neighborhood party) and this is a snippet of some of the action from the party in Gracia. Correfoc is the Catalan word which is used to describe a parade of people who run through the streets dressed like devils swirling fireworks on sticks over their heads. Corre meaning "Run" and Foc meaning "Fire", the correfoc has it all, explosions, mayham, danger and fun!
This guy was shooting fireworks at the floor and at our feet!
Heres Marc, loving the correfoc, burning the back of his tshirt.
awesome dragon with fire coming out of the mouth. The crazy part is that there were 2 people inside of the dragon making it walk like this through the streets!

I was hiding behind Marc and Enrique and still managed to get burns on my arm from some of the flying embers.
Correfoc rules!