My parents arrived in Spain on Tuesday! They had a two hour layover in Heathrow and they were supposed to call me, but I just received an email from Gael saying they're in Spain, they're alright, and they didn't have time in Heathrow to call.
They are staying in a hermitage with 20 other people and they will be performing their music in Benicassim soon. I still haven't heard the music that they're performing, but I know they've been working really hard on it for the past few months. I'm sure it will be rather Snargy.
They're also trying to change their tickets to visit Max and I in London for the last few days of their two weeks!! I'm incredibly excited about that, I've been dying to show them around London for the past 3 years. It would also be a great opportunity for them to meet Max's parents and our friends. :)
Bilbao, Spain 1999
I loved it, though we didn't spend a lot of time there.
Those photos were taken in the main city centre, I couldn't tell you exactly where since it was several years ago.
We have some friends in Barcelona and Malaga who I'd like to visit when we have the chance. I'd also enjoy Seville I think.
As I recall it was in the Santutxu area of town (old town as it was described on the tourist map) near the old market. If my memory of exactly where (and a map) serves it was on Campo de La Ribero near the Ponte de La Ribera
They also have the coolest metro stations designed by Sir Norman Foster.
Nice work :-) I love arcades! They usually add interest to a scene as it is, but add that amazing ceiling - it's just wonderful drama! Spain is largely uncharted territory for me. The place famed for its miles of covered arcades in Italy is Bologna, but I don't recall seeing one with such a wonderful ceiling mural as this one - do they tend to have such public artwork in Bilboa? I am intrigued why some of the people in your photo are holding up their umbrellas in what looks like a rather long, covered walkway..
We were staring at the ceiling and several people stopped to see what we were staring at, they hadn't even noticed it.
Bilbao does have a lot of public artwork, this was the most impressive I saw, in my opinion.
It was very rainy that day, perhaps they were just about to go into or leaving a shop? Or maybe they're so used to carrying umbrellas they tend to forget they're holding them? :)