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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
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On August 2nd, 2001 06:25 am (UTC), ex_scruffy286 commented:
I've always dreamed of going to Spain...I think it's so beautiful and full of history...

Thank you for sharing this wonderful photo :)
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On August 2nd, 2001 06:49 am (UTC), nomi replied:
I've only been to to Bilbao, which is a gorgeous city. :) I want to go back some time and then make my way further south.
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On August 2nd, 2001 06:54 am (UTC), nomi replied:
Here's the top of that ceiling mural:



On August 2nd, 2001 06:58 am (UTC), ex_scruffy286 replied:
Amazing...thank you once again. I always love modern with the old...and this is truly wonderful.
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On August 2nd, 2001 07:38 am (UTC), nomi replied:
The Guggenheim museum in Bilbao is striking too. Ultra modern architecture against an old world cityscape.
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On August 2nd, 2001 07:09 am (UTC), mattcallow commented:
i was i was in Bilbao in the summer of 99. Funny old place, not sure i liked it very much (apart from the Guggenheim).

Where were the photos taken?
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On August 2nd, 2001 07:21 am (UTC), nomi replied:
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.
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On August 2nd, 2001 07:26 am (UTC), mattcallow replied:
Barcelona is wonderful, but avoid high summer...
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On August 2nd, 2001 07:35 am (UTC), nomi replied:
Intending to. :)
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On August 2nd, 2001 07:42 am (UTC), atlaz replied:
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.
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On August 2nd, 2001 07:51 am (UTC), nomi replied:
haha you obviously have a better memory than I do. You know me, never paying attention to where I am. ;)
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On August 2nd, 2001 08:19 am (UTC), atlaz replied:
I could probably walk straight to the market without using a map if we went there again. I tend to be pretty good with directions once I've walked it once.
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On August 2nd, 2001 09:51 am (UTC), nomi replied:
yeah, I've noticed. I tend to remember how to get somewhere, but if someone asked me exactly what the names of the streets are, etc. I couldn't tell them.
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On August 2nd, 2001 07:57 am (UTC), nomi replied:
metro stations. :)


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On August 2nd, 2001 07:17 am (UTC), keith_london commented:
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..
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On August 2nd, 2001 07:26 am (UTC), nomi replied:
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? :)
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On August 7th, 2001 07:42 am (UTC), nomi replied:
We weren't on plains.. we were in a city.. but it still rained like a mofo. I'm not sure it would be possible for it to rain more on the plains.
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On October 4th, 2001 02:15 am (UTC), acadiabaird commented:
this is just fantastic
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