Friday, August 12, 2011

Eurotrip2011: Day 41

Barcelona - Marseille - La Ciotat

After my beloved extricated our cumbersome automobile from an unbearably tight car park, we were on the road, headed towards the Salvador Dalí museum in Figueres. What a wonderful experience for lovers of surrealist art. Here are some of my favourite artworks/rooms at the museum.

This mechanical, ruby-encrusted beating heart captured my attention at a separate exhibition featuring some of Dalí's jewellery.

After a few hours exploring the museum, it was time for a quick lunch. Our group then hit the road again, this time destined for my beloved's aunt's house in Marseille. We arrived at their stunning home, with a perfectly manicured (yet very functional) French garden.

The hospitality extended to us was simply delightful. A banquet of fresh vegetables (home grown, if you don't mind), home made aioli, beetroot quinoa salad, locally caught fish, cherry pie and much cheese and wine was on offer. The meal really hit the spot and my beloved and I were thrilled to get to know part of our wonderful family!

At night fall, we drove around 20 minutes to the nearby town of La Ciotat, where we tried to get enough sleep for the big day ahead.

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