Bilbao. Portugalete / Getxo. Puente de Vizcaya.

Despite it’s commonly used name “Puente Colgante” (= suspension bridge) this bridge is in fact a transporter bridge. In 2006 the UNESCO declared the bridge, which was built in 1893, as a World Heritage for its combination of beauty, innovation and functionality. from the UNESCO website: “Vizcaya Bridge straddles the mouth of the Ibaizabal estuary,… Read More Bilbao. Portugalete / Getxo. Puente de Vizcaya.

bilbao. public art around the guggenheim. maman by louise bourgoise.

“Maman” is a 30 ft high and 33 ft wide spider sculpture standing outside the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao. French artist Louise Bourgeois (1911-2010) started to create large spider sculptures in the late 90s . I saw another of her spider sculptures at the Sydney and Walda Besthoff  Sculpture Garden in New Orleans. Other public… Read More bilbao. public art around the guggenheim. maman by louise bourgoise.

bilbao. public art around the guggenheim. tall tree and the eye by anish kapoor.

“tall tree & the eye” is a 13 ft. high sculpture by indian artist anish kapoor standing outside the guggenheim museum in bilbao. the sculpture is made of stainless steel and carbon steel and its 73 spheres reflect the surrounding area: the museum, the river nervion and the nearby “la salve” bridge. more information: http://www.guggenheim-bilbao.es/en/works/4579/ another… Read More bilbao. public art around the guggenheim. tall tree and the eye by anish kapoor.

bilbao. public art around the guggenheim. puppy by jeff koons.

“puppy” by american pop artist jeff koons is a 12 meter high sculpture of a west highland terrier sitting outside the guggenheim museum in bilbao. it is made of a stainless steel substructure and about 70.000 flowers, changing its look and colour every season. puppy was originally created for an exhibit in germany in 1992, but moved to… Read More bilbao. public art around the guggenheim. puppy by jeff koons.