Theme day : City Exchange.

For this month Theme Day, different interpretation were possible. I've chosen to post a photo from another city, not (yet?) represented in the Daily Photo Community : Bilbao, in the Basque Country.
It is a picture of the Guggenheim museum, designed by the world-famous architect Frank O. Gehry. The giant spider in the foreground is a sculpture by French artist Louise Bourgeois.
Both the museum and the sculpture are very impressive. I count these creators among my favourite artists, so I was glad to fing such a great interaction between their respective works of art in the city of Bilbao.

Another interpretation of May theme day was to post a photo from our city, but that can lead the viewer to think it had been taken in another city. So, if you want to find a British flavour in my lovely town of Grenoble, check my post entitled London Calling...

And don't forget to check the other cities involved in this month theme : Monte Carlo, Monaco -Rome, Italy -Singapore, Singapore -Tenerife, Spain -Rotterdam, Netherlands -London, UK -Montréal (QC), Canada -Melbourne, Australia -Naples (FL), USA -Bastia, France -Hong Kong, China -Mazatlan, Mexico -Buenos Aeres, Argentina -Manila, Philippines -Arradon, France -Madison (WI), USA -Evry, France -Seoul, Korea -Shanghai, China -Bucaramanga (Santander), Colombia -Sequim (WA), USA -Singapore, Singapore -Budapest, Hungary -Baziège, France -Hamburg, Germany -Toruń, Poland -Nelson, New Zealand -Madison (WI), USA -Vantaa, Finland -Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia -Mainz, Germany -Dubai, UAE -Saint Paul (MN), USA -Cork, Ireland -Stockholm, Sweden -Menton, France -Tel Aviv, Israel -Albuquerque (NM), USA -Kitakami, Japan -Stayton (OR), USA -Szentes, Hungary -Stavanger, Norway -Grenoble, France -Villigen, Switzerland -Paris, France -Hyde, UK -Moscow, Russia -Joplin (MO), USA -Jakarta, Indonesia -Greenville (SC), USA -Cape Town, South Africa -Asheville (NC), USA -Seattle (WA), USA -Kyoto, Japan -Tokyo, Japan -Madrid, Spain -Auckland, New Zealand -Oulu, Finland -Lubbock (TX), USA -Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina -Baton Rouge (LA), USA -Sydney, Australia -Maple Ridge (BC), Canada -Vancouver, Canada -Seattle (WA), USA -Selma (AL), USA -Chandler (AZ), USA -Sharon (CT), USA -Manila, Philippines -Lyon, France -New York City (NY), USA -Los Angeles (CA), USA -Brookville (OH), USA -Hayle, UK -Wailea (HI), USA -Saarbrücken, Germany -San Diego (CA), USA

18 commentaires:

Kate a dit…

I thought it was an alien of some kind. Creative!

Gerald England a dit…

very unusual
thanks for showing it to us

denton a dit…

At first I thought your photo was from a city on another planet ... you "London calling" photo is also an excellent interpretation of the theme.

alice a dit…

Sans avoir jamais été à Bilbao, je connaissais cette araignée géante: elle servait d'illustration à un concours d'écriture auquel j'ai participé, je l'ai reconnue tout de suite! Bon 1er mai, mamzelle Gaëlle!

edwin s a dit…

fabulous shot this one.

Kala a dit…

Its awesome that I get to see something from this Museum - one of my favorite online things to do is browse museum websites since we only have two major museums here and some smaller ones here and there. The website for this museum is really nice, and if I may humbly suggest people visit this site:
http://www.guggenheim.org/

they will not be disappointed!

Mahalo nui!

Peter a dit…

The Guugenheim is Bilbao is a fantastic creation. Your photo must be one of the best ones ever taken of the place!

Ben a dit…

Good idea to introduce the city with is not in DP family. Nice photo as well.

Kala a dit…

you got some sharp eyes! There was another beautiful restaurant here called Palominos that had a huge mural replica of a Henry Matisse artwork but that restaurant closed - too bad coz I would have photographed it if I had known the fate. Smiles

Abraham Lincoln a dit…

An interesting choice and a stunning photograph.

My Theme Day is of a city unto itself, with its own zip code, and a portrait of the "Peashooter" at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. Hope you like flying.

lynn a dit…

A huge spider. Eeek!

Dsole a dit…

cool shot!
I hope some day we could see a DP blog of Bilbao!

Z a dit…

You did a great framing job! Even though I'm oooked out by spiders in any representation.

Villigen CH

Victoria a dit…

I love that looming spider, what an interesting sculpture!

Felicia a dit…

I'd love to visit the Guggenheim either in Bilbao or Los Angeles. Scary spider!

Jilly a dit…

Great choice. Super photo. Would love to visit this museum.

Percy a dit…

Thanks for your photo, I was hoping you could tell me about how to you put your signature on your photos? Is is hard/quick?

Kuanyin a dit…

Very smart of you--you countered the confusion with two photos!

Can you guess what my Maui photo is for theme day?