Thursday, January 24, 2013
The Dali Museum
To continue with my visit with my sister....Tuesday morning we headed off to St Petersburg, crossing over this bridge. I'm sure it had a name, which everyone but me knows....anyway, quite a sight. I took this picture with my phone as we were driving across...keep in mind I was in the back seat so you can only get a so, so shot..but you get the picture (if you've never crossed over).
We were headed to the Dali museum to see Salvador Dali's artwork!
here but this is a quote from their website on the buildings design:
"Designed by architect Yann Weymouth of HOK, the new building combines the rational with the fantastical: a simple rectangle with 18-inch thick hurricane-proof walls out of which erupts a large free-form geodesic glass bubble known as the "enigma." The "enigma," which is made up of 1062 triangular pieces of glass, stands 75 feet at its tallest point, a twenty-first century homage to the dome that adorns Dali's museum in Spain."
The building itself was amazing...but the artwork! It is overwhelming to think you are looking at artwork created by one of the masters and to see the detail and strange artwork Salvador Dali created up close is worth the trip!
Waterfront views and outstanding Spanish/Cuban cuisine are what you'll find at the Columbia at The Pier in downtown St. Petersburg. A panoramic 360 degree 4th floor waterfront view of sailboats drifting by and dolphins playing in Tampa Bay complement our award-winning family recipes."
So much easier than me trying to describe a restaurant or building, isn't it! But the food was fantastic!!!!
Whew! Makes me tired just thinking of all they do while in Florida....thanks again sis and Nancy for a great time!!!!