No, not me after a night on the town. It’s Salvador Dali, Spanish surrealist artist born here in Figueres in 1904.

Parking on hill above Figueres ; handy for access to Dali museum which is only 10 minutes walk away.
The Dali museum in Figueres.
I’ve posted a few pictures to give a flavour of his work.
Eye catching, if not very aerodynamic.
By Picasso in the style of Dali, or a picture of Picasso? Anyone know?
A good (bad?) case of gynaecomastia. I love the thoughtful cherub who is maybe wondering whether or not to imbibe.
Not sure that he is enjoying his meal.

We moved on to spend the night in L’Estartit, in the Bay of Roses.


Rambling about Europe with the Kray Twins (Colin and Penny).

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11 comments on “Figueres
  1. Stephen Mears says:

    It is great to see you back!
    We are desperate to get back to France in our van after missing out for the last two years. Heading for Scotland in April and hopefully France in May!!
    Take care and keep taking the pictures……
    Steve Mears

    • Hi Beth, great to hear from you, I hope the family are all well. We touch base with Liz from time to time. We haven’t seen Joe since Dad’s hundred birthday party.
      All our love, Peter and Nia xx

  2. says:

    Hi Pete and Nia

    I loved the museum in Figueres, when Anne and I went there in the early 1980s. learned where the Many Python big foot coming down fro the sky originated from. That ground floor hall. The biography of Dali that I read a few years ago described him painting a picture that had been in his school classroom from memory years later. The two images when brought together were identical. The book argued that he was an artistic savant taking the micky out of the art establishment, and the myrad images in the museum bear witness to this hypothesis. I just wonderedhow he found the time to do it all. He must have been extraordinarily fast in the execution of each piece. When he was terminally ill he signed many sheets of paper to enable aspiring artists to paint on his signed parchments! More evidence of a wicked sense of humour.

    All the best Gordon


    • Hi Gordon, yes fantastic museum and what a gifted guy. A bit like Gaudi, incredibly clever and a bit mad. I never knew the link with Monty Python. We are heading rapidly south at the moment, hunting for some good weather. Hope you guys are all well…keep in touch…all our love. P & N

  3. drbowen says:

    Lovely  to  hear  from  you  both and to see  how  much  you’re obviously  enjoying  France.  Yes,  the Salvador  Dali museum  is  great  fun- did you  manage  to  see  the  fortress  too? Did you  know  we’d  moved  to  Lochgilphead?  Nearly  6 years  ago. We  hope  you  and  your  family  are  well.  We’re  just  back  from  visiting  ours  in Cumbria.  The  first  time  down  there for  2 years  due to  you  know  what! Our best  wishes David  and  Roberta Sent from my Galaxy

    • Hi David, great to hear from you, yes we knew you’d moved up to Scotland, just before we moved to France. Are you having fun with the boat? We haven’t been back to Cumbria for a couple of years either and are long overdue seeing our friends there. No we didn’t manage to see the fortress this time but I’m sure we will be back. All our love and best wishes, Peter and Nia

  4. Sandra and Bob says:

    OMG it’s so lovely to see you’re both still travelling around Europe what a surprise when your blog landed. We have often thought about you both over the years reminiscing about when you landed in Cabo and the fun we had. I’ve been looking back at the photos of your visit!! Just remember what happened in Cabo stays in Cabo 😂😂🍷🍷🍷🚴‍♀️🚴‍♂️ 😂😂.
    Keep on posting your exploits 👏👏
    love and hugs from Sandra and Bob x

    • Hey….how great to hear from you….😀😀😀. We were talking about you tonight…,that pub quiz…..and the paella day…. 😂😂😂. Do you still go to Cabo? We are heading there now… Hopefully they won’t remember us….xxxx

      • Sandra and Bob says:

        😂😂 Don’t forget the bike ride back from Antonio’s bar after a few glasses of rosado 🍷🍷🍷 whoops !!!!!!
        We had to leave Cabo after the site was engulfed in flood water in September 2019 destroying the casas and surrounding area. You’ll see a big difference there as the owners had to decontaminate and rebuild the site. We haven’t ventured back yet mainly due to the pandemic but hope to in the near future.
        Enjoy your trip south we’ll look forward to your next update 😎🌞🤗xx

      • Yes…no forgetting that day…I’ve still got a few cactus thorns stuck in me 😂😂😂😂

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