Wednesday, June 17, 2009


Museo Picasso Malaga.

This was the highlight of our day in Malaga. Yes, the view of the city from the 14th century Gibralfaro castle was impressive. The remains of the castle itself was impressive.

But the museum really struck us all. It itself was gorgeous in its white marble with black accents minimalism. The kids just loved the art and had learned about it in school. My favorite is the Bather, painted in 1971. Picasso was born in Malaga although he is better known for his years in France (and many lovers). Picasso was an atypical artist. He died famous and wealthy while most artists die young, poor and misunderstood. His daughter-in-law and grandson donated 155 pieces to this museum and we took our time browsing the collection.

After our day at the castle (afternoon and early evening, really, as we can't seem to get out of the house before noon) we BBQd and the kids swam until pretty close to midnight.

Interestingly, we were caught in some traffic en route to Malaga. Police sped by us on the A7 and we thought it was a joke. The first police car looked just like it carried four twenty-something dudes on the way to the beach who slapped a siren on the top of their car. We thought it a hoax to pass up the congestion. Nope. Three more police cars passed, two of them looking more official.

1 comment:

Paige said...

Love how you keep calling the house rustic. This country we have arrived in here had it's own unique customs too. Dinner at 5. Your trip sounds wonderful. Thanks for the updates!