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Monday, June 20, 2011

Big Spanish Art

The Valencia Opera House, designed by Santiago Calatrava
I just came back from Spain. In the middle of the city of Valencia, which was one of my stops, I accidentally came across their “cultural area” named “The City of Arts & Science.” This astounding collection of buildings were all designed by local son made good, Santiago Calatrava. The “City” houses an opera house (shown), a Planetarium, a Science Museum and an Oceanarium. The area is capped by an amazing bridge that spans the old riverbed where the buildings were erected. I think that Architecture at this level can be considered Art. That being so . . . this is one of the biggest canvases in existence.
— John Katz
The Valencia City of Arts and Sciences, designed by Santiago Calatrava


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