||[Jun. 18th, 2005|03:12 pm]
This is where the holiday proper starts. Up early and off to Figueres- Salvador Dali's home town.
The little theatre at Figueres got smashed in the Civil War. Dali rebuilt it and turned it into a shrine to himself which is part art gallery, part House of Fun and part mausoleum (he's buried in the cellar.)
I took pictures, but they're not very good. For a virtual tour click here
Dali was a very shy and inhibited man who disappeared into his performance of himself. I don't think he's a great artist, but he was always interesting and entertaining.
Most of his work looks better in reproduction.
Figueres itself is very attractive and very smart.
We had lunch in a cafe next to the church of Sant Pere.
When we got back to the hotel Ailz went for a swim while I explored the hotel grounds and- looking over the garden wall found we had a Roman villa next door.
To be continued...