Today was spent in both France AND Spain as the town we visited Figueres is only a 30-minute drive from Perpignan. Figueres is Dalis birthplace and home to the renowned Salvidor Dali art museum filled with incredibly bizarre painting and sculptures alike. The Teatre de Dali itself is the largest surrealistic object in the world
and occupies the building of the former Municipal Theatre, a 19th century construction which was destroyed at the end of the Spanish Civil War. On its ruins, Salvador Dalí (1904-1989) decided to create his museum.
“A true painter is one who can paint extraordinary scenes in the middle of an empty desert. A true painter is one who can patiently paint a pear in the midst of the tumults of history.” – Salvador Dalí.
After refueling with croissants and a nice strong espresso we spent a few hours exploring the museum and murmering many umms and ahhs
to intricate pièces of jewellery
to bizarre sculptures in all shapes and sizes
It was quite weird going from speaking (well atleast trying to) French to Spanish in mere minutes upon crossing the border but its another wonder of europe im sure ill soon get used to! bonne nuit!