On the agenda today was a day trip to Figueres to go to the Dali Theatre and Museum.
It’s a two hour train ride from Barcelona and it’s not the good train. It’s the commuter train that stops about 10-12 times along the way in various small Spanish towns.
It’s a rather joyless train ride and when you get to Figueres there is only ONE thing to do, and that’s visit the museum. Figueres itself is rather bleak and unpleasant.
You walk from the train station for about 5 minutes, following the signs to the museum. You definitley know when you’ve arrived as the building is quite unique.
As far as art museums go, this place is very cool. It’s more of a theater than a gallery. There’s plenty to look at and some of the art is interactive.
There’s two things in the museum worth noting.
The first is a collection of various pieces in a room that are rather interesting and unusual.
You then see there’s a staircase and an odd piece of glass that people are climbing up to look through…
When you climb up and look for yourself all of the objects combine to form the face of Marilyn Monroe
The other item that blew me away was the ceiling painting of dali and his wife Gala ascending into heaven or dancing in the sky…?
I can’t convey in words or pictures how cool this painting was. To even capture as much as I did in a snapshot I had to set my camera up, set a timer and lay it in the middle of the floor at with the lens at it’s widest angle (18mm).
After our tour of the museum we headed back to the train station and made our way back to Barcelona. Our adventure left us a bit worn out and since it was rather late we opted for dinner in the hotel and we watched the rugby match.