Cadaques: Dali's magical summer haunt Part 2

Dali spent his summers in the bay of Portilligat next to Cadaques. His studio/house is open for tourists to see in small reserved groups. It seems like a modest sized place until you enter and see how many rooms there are. Apparently he kept building more rooms as he saw fit. It feels like each room was carved out, added deeper into a cave. It was evident that he was a lover of his wife Gala and the landscape that surrounded him. You could see how the wind blown trees, boats and clouds influenced his surrealist works. We also visited the Dali museum in Figueres where Dali is actually buried but to me this museum didn't have the same intimate feel of the Portilligat house. I have included pictures of both locations and the surrounding scenery. cadaques (30 of 334)

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Dali's summer home in Portilligat

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Mirrors placed throughout the house to see the sunrise from every angle in the house

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Dali's made this room as a retreat for his wife Gala. It was meant to be womb like and had the most amazing acoustics.

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Rooftop theatre

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Cadaques: Dali's magical summer haunt Part 1

After leaving Provence we drove 5 hours to the Northern Coast of Spain to Cadaques. Here is where Dali spent his summers and we visited his studio (Part 2 of the Blog)This once sleepy little fishing village comes alive in the tourist season with seaside patios for all day and night drinking and eating (not during siesta time though ;) ) Lovely dishes of paella, grilled fish, prawns and seafood were a nightly treat along with pastries and handmade chocolates. Not to mention the wine. Add a sprinkle of Dali and the fresh sea air Oh my its all too delicious!

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Splash Arts Umbrella Charity Auction Preview Show September 16 to September 27, 2013

If you are in downtown Vancouver please come down and check out the Preview show at the Pendulum Gallery

Splash Art Preview Exhibition | September 16 to September 27, 2013 Pendulum Gallery, 885 West Georgia Street HSBC Building across from the Vancouver Art Gallery

Free admission

Check out the website to find out more about this great event!

http://www.artsumbrella.com/splash-2013-artists