Arriaga Plaza on the edge of the old town in Bilbao.
Bilbao old town street with an early morning cleaning
Down the Ria del Nervion o del Bilbao
Looking down river from Puente del Arenal
The Nervion has lovely promenades down each side. Quiet early in the morning.
Bilbao City Hall
Patrick does love a pretty bridge!
The children are pretty constant in playgrounds, plaza and throughout town. There is a relaxed, safe feeling just about everywhere.
People enjoying the sun in the Areatzako Pasealekua
Zubizuri foot bridge across the Nervion. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zubizuri
The Bilbao Guggenheim appears on the bend!
Two remarkably curved decorative towers set off the body of the building.
The river side of the building with the spider statue
The undulating forms clad in titanium make this building one of the most remarkable of the late 20th century.
You can see the integration with the cityscape with the bridge sliding smoothly through Ghery's work.
Jeff Koons "Puppy" was so beloved by the city that Bilbao purchased it to be a permanent installation. It is clad year round in flowering plants.
"BEACON. Garden of Delights" by Juan Luis Moraza Perez
Bilbao Old Town
Bilboa Police Station -- Ghery's triumph has inspired some interesting building in the city.
You have to enjoy a conveyor belt to pull you up this steep hill.
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