The Other Art of Bilbao

Jeff Koons' "Tulips" sits on the terrace of the Guggenheim. It can be seen from the outside but if you want to take a closer shot of it, you need to pay the museum fee.

We all know about the Guggenheim and Maman the giant spider, and even the beautiful bridges of Bilbao. But apart from those, there are more artful details around the city.

Richard Serra's "The Matter of Time." Photography is not allowed inside the museum, only in the terrace, so this is a stolen shot. I figured this sets me even with the over 10-euro admission fee..

Anish Kapoor's "Tall Tree and the Eye." This amazing glass sculpture can be seen on the pond in front of the museum. Taken right after sunrise when the sun has just bathed the city in a nice golden glow.

Jeff Koons' "Puppy." Also taken right around sunrise, that explains the emptiness of the otherwise busy area.

I thought I'd add this one too, as you can see it's an art in itself. The entrance to the Metro station, called "Fosterito" was designed by renowned architect Norman Foster. This was shot during early Monday morning traffic.

*These images are available for licensing. Contact me if interested. DO NOT USE without permission.


3 responses

  1. Amazing photos and scuptures! Now how did you take a photo of the Tall Tree and the Eye and not be seen in the reflections?

    • Hi Rex, there’s a pool between me and the Tall Tree, it’s not as close as it looks. It was shot with a long lens at 153mm, so I’m in there somewhere 🙂

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