Anyway, while in Barcelona, we went to Figueres, about 140km away, with the objective of seeing Dalí Theatre-Museum, where Salvador Dali lived.
To get there, we had to take the train....which had some pretty nice scenery.
The town was nice and quaint.
Here are just some of the very, very few works of art….
Dali, was like MEGA obsessed with Gala. Gala was rumored to be a bit of a tramp, but for some reason Dali was okay with this.
He moved from Figueres to the castle in Púbol, which he had bought for Gala (and also where she died). In 1984, a fire broke out in his bedroom - no one can really tell - they aren't sure if it was attempted suicide. Anyway, somehow Dalí was rescued and returned to Figueres, where a group of his friends and other artist friends made sure that he was comfortable living in his Theater-Museum in his final years.
On January 23, 1989, while his favorite record of Tristan and Isolde played, he died of heart failure at Figueres at the age of 84, and, coming full circle, is buried in the crypt of his Teatro Museo in Figueres. The location is across the street from the church of Sant Pere, where he had his baptism, first communion, and funeral, and is three blocks from the house where he was born.
Nothing like a happy ending right?
One of my friends that I was travelling with was in pure heaven going through the museam, and for that, I’m very glad, because all if this weird crap was lost on me. I’m sure if I did more research or learned more about it….I could appreciate it more…. But let’s face it, I have better things to do, like running, eating chocolate, blogging, crying, and planning my next vacation. (Also, I’m sure like any research websites about Dali would be blocked by our “lovely” IT department).
So for me? This Salvador Dali art tour? I’ve said it more than once…. I’m not into this kind of stuff. It’s art. I don’t get it. I analyze it too much, or not enough…..I’m really not all that sure. Like, what do I really know??