Back to the Sur la Route posts with our stop in Bilbao. This pretty city is a half hour away from San Sebastian and we only hit one major place in our short time there, the Guggenheim museum. And I already want to go back. It's a stunning museum, designed by Frank Gehry who is my one of my favorite architects. He designed the Jay Pritzker pavilion in Chicago, which is quite a sight itself.
We just had time to see the Richard Serra exhibit, The Matter of Time. It was incredible. A few years ago my friend Jessica took me to LACMA where I remember walking around my first Serra piece in complete awe. At the Guggenheim they have eight sculptures to explore.
As you walk through them, you can listen to the audio guide which was surprisingly very interesting and entertaining. If you time it just right, the audio guide seems to be reading your mind. Very well done.
I also loved that in the next room, they had another exhibit on the design and construction of the pieces. There was video commentary and little miniature versions of each one. As you can probably tell, this little pit stop was definitely one of my favorite parts of our Sur la Route.