Bilbao | Spain
Our bus passes quickly through the unostentatious hilly landscape of northern Spain. Although the journey from the airport to the center is supposed to be short, there is still not even the slightest hint of suburbanization in front of us. Finally, there is a customs gate, followed by a tunnel. A man suddenly starts to wonder with an open mouth where he found himself. In no time, you are in the very center, crossing the iconic La Salve bridge and passing an even more iconic building, or rather the symbol of Bilbao – the Guggenheim Museum.
Some slow piano as an ambient music?
Guggenheim effect ~
the story of a single building changing
the character of the entire city
1 hour and 15 minutes in 12 seconds
and 575 frames
I visited Bilbao for the first time in 2017 as a winner of the photography competition Symmetry and Geometry in Architecture, organized by the Czech representative of Canon. And then once more for a few days a little over a year later. In 2017, we missed the blue hour, so I was glad I could experience it on the next visit. The opening time-lapse video covers the period from golden hour to dusk. That is one hour and fifteen minutes packed into twelve seconds and 575 frames. Unfortunately, this timelapse also cost us the last subway, which caused an unplanned night march to accommodation on the outskirts of Bilbao, about 12 km from the center.
Admission: adults: 13€ / students until 26 years and seniors: 6.5€ / under 18 years of age: free | webpages of the museum
In the footsteps of modern architecture
TOP 7 spots of modern architecture in Bilbao
I selected the most interesting architectural places from my point of view, which are publicly accessible.
4. Plaza de la Convivencia – square with a view of mirror-image buildings of the same height 43.26576476292698, -2.9290522783758757