A matter of time in the Guggenheim.

Trip Start Apr 10, 2010
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Trip End Apr 10, 2011


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Flag of Spain  , Basque,
Monday, January 10, 2011

We had been having heaps of interest for Bigwig's internet ad. So a routine was to check in at all maccas as we moved about so that we could go in to get wifi.
Just outside of Bilbao we found a park which was nearby one, and the next morning we zipped over to the train to go into the city centre where the Guggenheim museum was. We were so excited to go!

The rain oppressed us going in, but finding the museum couldn’t be difficult. It is a huge titanium space craft. One that crashed on earth and warped into crazy animated shapes. It was also guarded by a giant flowery dog…

We spent 6 hours in the gallery, almost till closing time. The art inside was truly amazing, with the building itself being a phenomenal artwork. The first level dealt with modern art and had many permanent installations. One huge room called 'A Matter of Time’ had massive spirals and warped passages that as you walked through the maze, it tripped out your mind and balance. It was really fun getting in and becoming the art subject.
Most of the other piece on those levels were usually each representing the changes in modern art philosophy and had many of the greats.

The second floor had an exhibition about photography and the dark side of family life. It was really disturbing so it was a relief to get to the top floor where they had a loaned exhibition showing our favorite period; Dutch 17th century painting! Which is always mindblowing.

We spent the next night in the same spot outside the city near maccas, and in the morning decided to go over to have a squizz at our ad. In the meantime some one else was having a squizz at Bigwig while we were away.
The villain had jimmied open the side window and while jumping inside, decimated our curtain ripping it right off. It seems though that the villain was interrupted. Perhaps a passer by had yelled in, or perhaps Bigwig took on a life of his own.. Either way, it looked like he made an expeditious retreat out Joel’s driver door.
When we came back we suddenly saw the curtain and instantly notice that the door had been unlocked. But amazingly not a single thing had been taken. Ipod, DS’s, GPS. All still in their little places. As if all he did was just walk in and out.
It really is incredible how we dodge these bullets. We may be the luckiest travelers in the world. How devastating to think that Bigwig might have been stolen, or all our treasures taken, so close to the finish line of our trip.
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Mumsy on

OOOO AHHHH!!!! That little van is a legend!!! Dont mess with the BIGWIG....are you sure the intruder actually escaped? Maybe Bigwig took his revenge in ways too sinister to even contemplate...

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