Last week I posted some photos from a walking tour of Bilbao in the Basque Country of Northern Spain. Today I thought I would post a few more.
While walking in the old sector we came across this wedding party. Since they were posing for pictures anyway I thought I'd snap one of my own.
Windows and doorways, especially in old cities, make for fascinating subjects. The rich detail and workmanship is always worth photographing.
Leaving the old sector we came upon this scene. This is the Universidad de Duesto a Jesuit institution of higher learning founded in 1886. The Jesuits wanted to bring a center of learning to the Basque Country, home of their founder, Ignatius of Loyola.
Finally, after all of the old buildings, we come to the river and the spectacular Frank Gehry designed Guggenheim Museum. This museum of modern art has helped to revitalize this post-industrial city. It draws visitors from around the world.
Bilbao is a city of wonderful contrast. Old and new as well as industrial and artsy. All-in-all this is a city worthy of a visit.
Next, more images from the Basque Country of Spain and France.
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