Friday, March 21, 2008

photo hunt : metal




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This is the most amazing piece of architecture I have seen, it is the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Northern Spain, designed by Canadian/American architect Frank Gehry and made out of titanium (light, strong, lustrous, corrosion-resistant -including to sea water and chlorine- transition metal with a grayish color).

"(...)The museum's design and construction serve as an object lesson in Gehry's style and method. Like much of Gehry's other work, the structure consists of radically sculpted, organic contours. Sited as it is in a port town, it is intended to resemble a ship. Its brilliantly reflective titanium panels resemble fish scales, echoing the other organic life (and, in particular, fish-like) forms that recur commonly in Gehry's designs, as well as the river Nervión upon which the museum sits. " More here

I am currently away and this is a scheduled post as allowed by blogger in draft. I will be back shortly for resumed intensive blogging. Happy hunting and happy Easter!

28 comments:

  1. It IS fabulous! There is a similar building in Lost Angeles by Gehry. I love them!

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  2. Wonderful shots of a fascinating building. I hope you are having a good trip. Happy Easter!

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  3. Wow - what an amazing structure! Great shots.

    Happy Weekend.

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  4. Great for this word!! Hope you have a good time....Happy Easter.
    Sandy

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  5. Oh very good! I'm struggling!

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  6. Happy Easter Mar! :)

    Great pics of an extraordinary building!

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  7. This is exciting architecture and also great captures.

    Hope you have had a joyful and well deserved hollyday.

    Looking forward to you are back again.

    I've done two posts this evening, one of each of my blogs.

    On my main blog: Metal
    On my second: Funny Easter

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  8. Every time we go to St Jean de Luz I say to Simon that we should visit Bilbao ... still waiting! BUT I will be visiting the Costa Brava in May/June for a week - maybe even get to take photos of "your beach" huh?

    Laquet

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  9. THat's an amzing building Mar. I must visit Bilbao. Have a great time away!

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  10. It IS amazing!! Hope you're having a great trip!!

    Happy Easter, and if you can, drop by for my metal interpretation!!! See if you can guess what it is.

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  11. The structure is quite imposing but no windows at all. And with this post I learned blogger has a scheduled post service. :)

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  12. THAT is amazing! I SO love it! I really want to SEE that building in real life!!!

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  13. This is a fabulous structure :)

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  14. Amazing ! Never seen such an architecture !
    I am sure you have a lot of snow ! We have snow on Easter saturday !! For the first time this year and now on green grass and blooming trees ! crazy world !

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  15. Oh, my, that is just amazing!!!

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  16. this is amazing.great shot! Have a Wonderful Easter!Take a peak on mine here and here if you have time..;) Happy weekend!

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  17. That is amazing!! I'd love to see this in person!!

    Happy Easter to you!!

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  18. Wonderful shots! I think he's got similar work in Florida's Disney World.

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  19. What a marvelous architecture! Perfect for the theme! I come back after several days studing for my inspection! Now I feel me lighter!
    Happy Easter Mar!

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  20. Wow! what a lovely picture for this week theme, just keep it up and enjoy what you are doing!

    Check mine also in HERE!!!

    Happy Easter!

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  21. Happy Easter to you and your family too! :)

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  22. What a fabulous piece of architecture. Wonderful shots of a great looking building.

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  23. Looks really amazing and I love it!

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  24. Great photos - I didnt realize it was made of titanium!!

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  25. LOVE this Museum! I LOVE all of Frank Gehry's work....I posted a picture of Disney Hall, here in Los Angeles, just aqbout a week ago....! One can recognize Gehry's work because of these BEAUTIFUL Unique Shapes....! Thanks for posting these Mar....!

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  26. Lovely structure. I thought you would feature this and you did :)

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