After a real but almost surreal breakfast (because it is sooooo good), we head off to Figueres to the Dali museum.
Dali (with his famous mustache), was born in Figueres in 1904. He has his first exhibit in Figueres, where the musem is now, when he was 14. He was an accomplished artist, a genius, as he called him self. Some will argue that he was crazy and Dali never denied it. Crazy or genius, at least, he is famous and will always be remembered as the father of surrealism.
He designed and created his own museum, dedicated to his art, in his home town, Figueres. The museum opened in 1974 and is considered the biggest surreal object in the world. It is really worth a visit.
After this surreal experience, we drove to Besalu to visit the only mikvah in Spain, from a Jewish quarter established in the medieval town in the 13th century. The Jews lived in peace with the catholic before they had to build a ghetto in the town. After the ghetto, they were expelled. This is a picture of the medieval bridge of Besalu, restored after the civil war.
Our tour guide was excellent, very knowledgeable and cute.
Doing the visit under the rain made the experience even more medieval said Karen who loves everything medieval.Woody lent her jacket to Karen but the size wasn’t really the same!!!!
No comment on this one!!!!!
Besalu has cute little shops and since it was raining, we had the town and the shops for ourselves. To be protected from the rain, we entered this pottery shop but of course, we didn’t just look. Some of us had to buy..
Rima never stops taking pictures but this time she is in Mary Ann’s box while both of them are in mine…
Tomorrow, is another day, with different adventures ahead.
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