"We are all wanderers on this earth...our hearts are full of wonder, and our souls are deep with dreams." ~ Gypsy proverb
Monday, January 24, 2011
We had the pleasure of going to St. Petersburg this past weekend with the primary purpose of visiting the brand new Salvador Dali museum. The building itself is called "The Enigma" and I must say, was a beautiful sight to see. With 900 different triangles on the outside, a small scale labyrinth in the backyard, and a gorgeous spiral staircase on the inside, the entire presentation itself was a feast for eyes, even before getting to the gallery on the top floor.
Of course, I couldn't take any pictures in the gallery itself, but I thought the gift shop did a nice job of showing all of Dali's work in prints.
I can't say that I am that much into surrealist paintings, but I was so amazed at how intrigued the kids were in Dali's work. We have been to many art museums before, but this one was truly interesting to them, perhaps because of all the hidden pictures and meanings in his works of art. It is a beautiful place, both St. Pete and the museum, and I would recommend them to anyone if you're ever down our way :).