This weekend I went to Cadaques, Costa Brava. It is a small fishing/boating town in Costa Brava in the Spanish provence Girona. I rented a house with 12 other friends from my program from Friday until Sunday afternoon. While there, we enjoyed the mix, but great weather and water, ate delicious Italian food, went snorkeling, and saw the Dali Museum and a cathedral. It was a great weekend and it was nice not only seeing another part of Spain, but also taking some time off from the speedy city lifestyle.
Well you know what they say…pics are worth a thousand words…
You can see some of what our house looked like. There were 13 of us total and we all managed to have our own bed!
On the way there
Cadaques is peaking thru!
What a view!
Beginning the hike
Salvadore Dali and I 🙂
church up on the hill in Port Llegat
We got out snorkels here in Port Llegat for 2 euros!
We snorkelled here.
The snorkeling trio.
The snorkeling gang!
Bruc the friendly dog
So windy and so peaceful.
Nature makes me happy.
The water was very pleasant.
Love this building. I think I took a picture of it every time I walked by.
Boats outside Salavador Dali’s house.
Dali’s library. He had a collection of over 4,500 books!
View from Dali’s lounge.
Dali designed 4 lip-shaped couches. Two of which are inside his house. This green one and the pink one outside by his pool.
Dali was given this stuffed polar bear from his good friend. Dali has a lot of taxidermy in his house. He was obsessed with immortality. Stuffed animals signified life to him as well as the “siempre vive” flower which means always living. He covered his house with these flowers. Also, Dali painted a lot of eggs in his paintings. Eggs were also a symbol of immortality and everlasting life to Dali.
Dali had it good! I could get used to this view!
Dali’s tools in his actual studio.
An original Dali painting is hung on a large easel which Dali used for his bigger works of art.
Dali’s wife, Gala.
Dali had quite the imagination…and collection…
Dali’s studio with two original paintings.
Dali and Gala’s bedroom.
Dali kept records of his publicity on the outside of his closet doors. The walk-in closet was similar to the size of a small bedroom and each closet door was filled with pictures of him with other celebrities or him in editorials.
Dali built this room so that Gala, his wife, could come here and relax in quiet. The room accidentally has a weird echo so that when you stand in the middle, the people next to you feel like they can hear a sound right next to their ears.
Yet again, we see the theme of the egg.
1 of 4 lip couches. As mentioned beofre.
Very nice Cabana.
Ran into a fellow Babson student, Pam, while walking the streets of Cadaques! Pam is studying in Paris and was in Costa Brava for the weekend as well. I had to do a triple take before I realized it was her!
Me and 3 others almost missed our bus back to Barcelona so we decided to hop a fence. I managed to cut my hand a little bit. We made the bus though 😉