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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! 

Amazing! 
You can learn more about the museum building 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!  
 After seeing all the artwork, we drover around the downtown area then headed off to eat at the Columbia Restaurant right on the pier in St. Pete's.  Just another quote..."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!!!!  
My sister will kill me for posting this picture...all I'm going to say are two words:  handicap sticker and limp! 
This is my sis, MaryAnn, Nancy and myself after our lunch...and visiting us were pelicans!  I didn't do a good job of getting the pelicans in the picture so this is the best I could do!!






This is a better picture of my sister and Nancy!  and you can see the pelicans!!  Anyway, we had a great afternoon....the ,museum was wonderful as was the company!!!!  I loved my time with my sister and look forward to going back for another visit!!  MaryAnn isn't in Florida for long periods of time and they are worse social butterfly's than Bob and I!!  They have something going on every night!  Yesterday after I left they were headed off to Sarasota, tonight meeting up with friends, Friday night hosting a Martini night at their house and Sat. off to the club house for dinner and entertainment then heading home @ 3:00 a.m. Sunday!!! 
Whew!  Makes me tired just thinking of all they do while in Florida....thanks again sis and Nancy for a great time!!!! 

3 comments:

Roberta said...

Meanwhile, back in the freezing, I haven't been out in two days........It is so cold here......not fun. I need warmth. Can you send some please?????

Nancy said...

Dali Museum.. on my to-visit list. Did you see the Chihuly Glass exhibit a few blocks over? Small but lovely. Your sister is making the most of her time in FL! Glad you enjoyed it.

Createology said...

Looks like a wonderful visit. I missed the Dali museum while in Spain. It looks amazing in St. Pete. Time is always so short when visiting and enjoying company and family. Blessings...