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San Sebastian | June 18, 2009

We rounded up our two day trip with some fun in San Sebastian. Unlike Bilbao, I though San Sebastian was a really interesting city. It was very subtle though, and I like that. Subtlety is a way of rewarding those that pay attention. Obviously not the best day for taking pictures, but a great experience none the less.

We visited the Kursal Centre by Rafael Moneo. It’s a really sweet music hall right on the coast. The inside was great, but if you skip down toward the end of the post and you’ll see a picture of it lit up at night which really added a new dimension to it. The windows also really frame the coast in an interesting way.

Our next and final stop was two installations of Eduardo Chillida’s sculptures. They are all quite interesting. They pose questions of spacial continuity and order that I think architects ought to do more. For me it was more about implied space, and that intriques me quite a bit. His drawings are pretty amazing too if you look them up. After that we went down to the historic district and had some of the most amazing food I’ve ever had. Not fancy places like Les Cols, but it was great and there was an atmosphere unlike any other place I’ve been. Really too bad it was such a short trip, but I’m sure I’ll be coming back sometime.

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