Sunday, May 29, 2011

Sunsets & Dali

My whirlwind trip to Florida ended with a lovely mother's day weekend at the beach, complete with a visit to the Dali Museum and watching the sunset sipping cocktails. I can't even describe what so much sunny weather felt like, we just don't get that here in Amsterdam, but I loved it! Warm weather and daily sunshine are two of the things I miss most about life in Florida. I mean, come on, sunsets on the beach are simply hard to beat.

The new Dali Museum in St. Petersburg, Florida has an interesting twist, it's constructed right on the harbor and solidified against hurricanes. Could you imagine the insurance on all those priceless paintings? The private collection is outstanding but I didn't think the outside was as visually wild as the wacky museums in his hometown of Figueres, Spain. But once you've visited his wild home and self-designed museum you get a bit spoiled.

The triangular windows wrap around the building to form a body which can be seen best from the sky.

There's also a little courtyard,a great spot to enjoy a Spanish beer, complete with melting clocks and a garden labyrinth.

Have you visited any Dali museums around the world? If you're ever in the area they make for an amazing visual experience!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Wooden Xylophones

After a hectic day of pre-moving packing, this film relaxed my mind to complete tranquility (for at least 3 minutes).
Watch it, I promise you'll smile.