BILBAO - NOVEMBER 2008
In November 2008 I went back to Bilbao, this time with my companion for the last thirty nine years, who hadn't been there since 1976... We stayed at the Gran Domine, and the view was this, from East to West...
"DE LA SALVE BRIDGE - With the ship structure of the Guggenheim Museum heading towards East"
"LIKE A SHIP"
"FROM THE BEDROOM"
"FROM THE LIVING ROOM"
"WORKS - After the construction of the Guggen, Bilbao experienced a tremendous activity, not only from the cultural point of view, but also economically speaking. Works are carried on all over town..."
"BATHROOM - Philippe Starck"
"MARISCAL - The Hotel was entirely designed by Javier Mariscal - the creator of Cobi, the mascot for the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona. Mariscal designed everything, from the uniforms to the façade, including the graphic image and its website, as well paintings and sculptures we may find inside the Hotel"
"FROM THE TERRACE - There is a wonderful view of the Deusto University"
"FROM THE TERRACE -Towards the Guggen"
"FOSSIL CYPRESS - At the hotel's centre, there is Mariscal's "Fossil Cypress," a trunk of rolled stone that stretches the vertical length of its interior for 26 metres"