Another highlight of my time in Spain in May (see A Day at the Rock) was a short trip with my son Mike to Cadaqués, a seaside town north of Barcelona (where he and his girlfriend live).
They often go camping on this coast, and know it well.
The scenery is stunning, and we had several lovely days there,
but that's not the reason for this post.
Mike and I are both fans of Salvador Dali's paintings, and we were very keen
to see the Dali Museum at Figueres, and his house and garden at Portlligat.
The Museum and everything in it was designed and conceived by the artist,
and is considered to be his last great work.
It was amazing, strange and weird at times, but always brilliant.
None of the photos I took inside came out well, but I did have a chance to see
one of my favourite paintings, Galatea of the Spheres:
The next day we walked over the hills from Cadaques to Portlligat to Dali's house.
You have to book several weeks ahead to go inside, which we hadn't done,
but we were able to buy tickets to walk around the garden,
which I'm sure was far, far better than the house!
The garden winds its way up to the top of the property.
Here's the view from a high point:
As you will see, it was all white, with lots of lovely cool trees.
And an egg theme...
One end of the very inviting swimming pool:
and, along a narrow channel, the other end:
There were some Dali-esque oddities, including quite a few 'snakes':
But the overall feeling was of a lovely, calm and peaceful place.
I'd go back tomorrow, if I could:
Please click on the photos to enlarge them. They look better when they're bigger!