Architecture As Art: Guggenheim Bilbao


 

 

 

 

 

 

Bilbao, Spain, Museum, Architecture, Landscape, Nikon,

Guggenheim Bilbao

 

 

 

Bilbao, Spain, Museum, Architecture, Landscape, Nikon, Black and White, Monochrome

Exteriors

 

 

 

 

Bilbao, Spain, Museum, Architecture, Landscape, Nikon,

Center Atrium

 

 

 

 

Bilbao, Spain, Museum, Architecture, Landscape, Nikon,

Curves and Clouds

 

 

 

 

“The best advice I’ve received is to be yourself.

The best artists do that.” 

~ Frank Gehry

 

 

 

 

Bilbao, Spain, Museum, Architecture, Landscape, Nikon,

Light and Lines

 

 

 

Bilbao, Spain, Museum, Architecture, Landscape, Nikon, Black and White, Monochrome

On the Ría de Bilbao

 

 

 

 

Bilbao, Spain, Museum, Architecture, Landscape, Nikon,

Jeff Koons

 

 

 

 

Bilbao, Spain, Museum, Architecture, Landscape, Nikon, Black and White, Monochrome

Reflections

 

 

 

 

Bilbao, Spain, Museum, Architecture, Landscape, Nikon,

Museum Shadows

 

 

 

Bilbao, Spain, Museum, Architecture, Landscape, Nikon,

Richard Serra, The Matter of TIme

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vivid

 

 

 

Categories: Abstract, Architecture, Black and White, City Scenes, Photography, Travel, Weekly Photo ChallengeTags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

60 comments

  1. The details is all so good, i love #2, what a beauty

    • Hi Mark- Thank you- that’s a fave– happy you like that shot. It really was a great experience finding the light, looking for the lines and reflections. Very nice of you to let me know.

  2. All I say, it’ great to see,
    theses pictures – they touch me …
    Sorry, it’ only a try try 😉

  3. A place I have long wanted to visit, your photos are spectacular. Thank you!

  4. Wow, wow, wow!! You have a great eye for capturing the grace and art of a building Jane! I love these photos and I shall look forward to more posts!

  5. Stunning pictures of this beautiful building!! I want to go there :-)!

  6. Just incredible shots….and a fantastic place….thanks for sharing !!

  7. interesting and you have captured the details so well 🙂

  8. Fantastic angles capturing the brilliance and mood that this great architect designed into this masterpiece. Did you see his “brown paper bag” at the Sydney University? https://memoriesaremadeofthisblog.wordpress.com/2015/06/01/travel-theme-modern-architecture/ It only opened end of last year.

  9. this brilliant – fascinating – master art of elegancy!

  10. They’re all striking, but # 2,3,4 swoop and dive and soar. Thank you for sharing these!

  11. Hi Jane. Your shots are stunning. I especially like your moody sky shots. I haven’t been the Guggenheim in Bilbao. Another place to put on my list. Have you visited the one in NYC? –Patti

    • Hi Patti, Yes, many times since I am originally from NJ and my husband and I are huge Frank Lloyd Wright fans. Inspirational building. Thanks so much for your appreciating of these on Bilbao.

      • Hi Jane. NJ! We were neighbors! We’re originally from NY and lived near the Guggenheim in the 90’s. Have you been to Taliesen in AZ? I just went there in March. Fascinating site.–Patti

        • Yes, AZ was great–we’ve toured many of FLW buildings. Taliesin in WI, Fallingwater… also, the annual house tour in Chicago of his home and studio and the homes he designed near there… that is wonderful. J

          • There’s another FLW house in Grand Rapids–where we live. It’s called the Meyer May House. Very interesting. Beautifully restored by Steelcase. We haven’t been on the house tour yet in Chicago…but we went to Open House Chicago last fall, which had great architectural open houses all over the city.

          • The Meyer May is a beauty. Hope we get there someday. Open House Chicago sounds wonderful, Patti.

          • I think you’d really like Open House Chicago. It’s in the fall. You can sign up for updates & information from the CAF–Chicago Architecture Foundation.

  12. Very nice pictures for this beauty. We didn’t make it to Bilbao but I have seen many Frank Gehry projects including the Disney Hall in LA and the Fondation Vuitton in Paris. I quite like what he does…(Suzanne)

  13. These images took my breath away ( and I’m not usually one for such “over-the-top” comments).

  14. Gosh, I enjoyed your series. You created some interesting views.

    • Hi John, What a fun day of shooting. A bit of a challenge to settle in… we concentrated more on the building than the exhibits. The light was great and there was a surprise at every turn. Thanks so much for appreciating.

  15. Your photos are a wonderful tribute to this beautiful building. Ω

  16. Beautiful shots… Some of them make me dizzy … Wondering where the heck you had to position yourself to get the depth and light of shots!!!

    • Hi Linda, What a morning of looking at all the angles and spaces. It took a while to relax and find the light — it was a bit overwhelming to start. I took a lot of shots “from the hip” shooting straight up at the ceiling for those atrium angles. Thanks so much for your lovely comments.

  17. Love the museum shots Jane, especially the opening shot. Beautiful!

  18. Love these photos!! It is a great architecture an your “portrait” of the building is so great.

  19. Jane, your Guggenheim series is overwhelmingly beautiful- the shapes, the shadows, the colors, the views. I love seeing through your eyes! Joyce

  20. Fantastic shots. Especially love the play of colors on the first one. It must change all day long.

  21. Hi jane, great series from the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao.

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