Fun At The Wind Combs
Trip Start May 14, 2006
90Trip End Aug 17, 2006
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When we arrived, we were allowed to go down to the beach & walk around for a little while. The water is still pretty cold, but it didn't seem to bother the locals because the beach was fairly crowded. Check out my gallery - I've posted several pictures and a video of the beach.
The main reason for our stop was to visit a "park" that is carved into the landscape right on the coast, which goes by the name "Wind Combs". The architect, Luis Pena Ganchegui, designed a landscape rather than a structure
The placement of the sculptures on jagged protruding rocks adds another element to the art. It separates the viewers from the art, you cannot touch it, only SEE it. Pena placed the sculptures where the water breaks and wind generates naturally. It is said that the wind blows through the sculptures like hair going through the teeth of a comb.
There are also these holes on the bottom of the rock surface, that channel the mist and spray of the ocean, and pressurizes it by a process, sending it shooting through the holes at a fairly high-rate of speed. Our group had a blast messing around with these things. Check out the pictures and videos & you'll see what I mean.
Alrighty.....It is time for me to board our bus & finish the journey to Bilbao.