Tuesday, 6 October 2015

gigantic antics

Wednesday 9 September 2015

still in San Sebastian

Very hot again this morning, although clouds did set in as the day wore on.  However, that didn't spoil another wonderful day in this amazing city.  And first we headed off through the winding streets
 to the rather wonderful San Telmo museum - which has this great new extension
Thoroughly enjoyed learning about the Italian poet and filmmaker Pier Paolo Pasolini at the excellent Pasolini Roma exhibition, with comprehensive notes translated into English which really helped us understand his life, works and politics.  A very moving exhibition. 

Bit more here in the Guardian too recently reviewing a new film covering his life - Pasolini
The museum blends old and new and also contains a fascinating history of the Basque culture and it's people, life and politics
 including of course, some giants
Our own Sheffield giants are Catalan - but it was good to see their Basque cousins
 Loved the way the two buildings blended so well - old and new
The art galleries ranged from traditional works such as this by Ignacio Zuloaga (1912-15), which so reminded me of the hilltop village we visited last year in Extremadura with the old bullring amongst the cottages - Santibanez el Alto
 This was by Jorge Oreiza (1935)
 and of course Eduardo Chillida (1976)
After the morning in the museum and a great lunch in their cafe, we walked the walls of the town up Monte Urgull to the statue of Christ overlooking the city
views once again great but it was getting muggy by now and ice cold coca-cola (and a blast of reggae music) at the cafe on top was very welcome
walked back to town via the pretty harbour, changed and out for evening eats!!  This time falling for the amazing local cheesecake
Then a demon whist tournament until 2am back in the abode!  Well what else are holidays for?!

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