Architecture As Art: Guggenheim Bilbao By Jane LurieJune 7, 2015 ( 60 ) Guggenheim Bilbao Exteriors Center Atrium Curves and Clouds “The best advice I’ve received is to be yourself. The best artists do that.” ~ Frank Gehry Light and Lines On the Ría de Bilbao Jeff Koons Reflections Museum Shadows Richard Serra, The Matter of TIme Vivid Share this:TweetEmailShare on TumblrLike this:Like Loading... Categories: Abstract, Architecture, Black and White, City Scenes, Photography, Travel, Weekly Photo ChallengeTags: Architecture, Art, Black and White, Frank Gehry, Guggenheim Bilbao, Inspiration, Museum, Nature Photography, Nikon D800, Spain, Travel, Vivid, Weekly Photo Challenge Related Articles Our Flag and Fog By Jane Lurie5 days ago ( 39 ) Moods By Jane Lurie1 week ago ( 78 ) Mind Travel: Portraits II, SE Asia By Jane Lurie2 weeks ago ( 104 ) 60 comments › Mark Kertesz Photography June 13, 2015 • 12:32 pm The details is all so good, i love #2, what a beauty Reply ↓ Jane Lurie June 14, 2015 • 5:45 pm 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. Reply ↓ YDU June 13, 2015 • 11:00 am All I say, it’ great to see, theses pictures – they touch me … Sorry, it’ only a try try 😉 Reply ↓ Jane Lurie June 14, 2015 • 5:43 pm Hi YDU- You are kind to let me know. Thank very much. Reply ↓ Wild Daffodil June 12, 2015 • 11:50 pm A place I have long wanted to visit, your photos are spectacular. Thank you! Reply ↓ Jane Lurie June 14, 2015 • 5:43 pm Hi Wild Daffodil- I hope you get there someday soon. Quite inspiring and I’m glad you enjoyed this series. Thanks so much. Reply ↓ lizbert1 June 10, 2015 • 8:19 am 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! Reply ↓ Jane Lurie June 10, 2015 • 10:36 am Hi Liz- How kind, thank you very much. I appreciate your support and for following. Reply ↓ Noortje Russel June 10, 2015 • 4:44 am Stunning pictures of this beautiful building!! I want to go there :-)! Reply ↓ Jane Lurie June 10, 2015 • 8:11 am Put it on the top of your list, Noortje, you will love it. Thanks for appreciating this series. Reply ↓ april kanew June 9, 2015 • 10:12 am Just incredible shots….and a fantastic place….thanks for sharing !! Reply ↓ Jane Lurie June 10, 2015 • 8:13 am Thanks, April. It was a great day of shooting. Reply ↓ joshi daniel June 9, 2015 • 7:13 am interesting and you have captured the details so well 🙂 Reply ↓ Jane Lurie June 20, 2015 • 10:36 am HI Joshi- Thank you for your very kind comment. (Sorry for my late response-I don’t know how I missed it.) Hope all is well with you. Reply ↓ Sherry Galey June 9, 2015 • 7:11 am Magnificent! Wonderful! Reply ↓ Jane Lurie June 10, 2015 • 8:16 am HI Sherry- Thank you! So nice you like these. What a place. Reply ↓ pommepal June 8, 2015 • 11:05 pm 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. Reply ↓ Jane Lurie June 8, 2015 • 11:10 pm Hi Pauline, It was under construction when we were there. It is fascinating! Love the photos. Thanks for sending and I’m happy you liked the Bilbao set. Reply ↓ pommepal June 9, 2015 • 5:03 am He is an amazing architect and he has so many buildings around the world. Reply ↓ mihrank June 8, 2015 • 9:08 pm this brilliant – fascinating – master art of elegancy! Reply ↓ Jane Lurie June 8, 2015 • 10:48 pm HI Mihran- A truly incredible building. Glad you liked seeing it through my lens. Thanks so much. Reply ↓ Wabi Sabi Photography June 8, 2015 • 3:28 pm They’re all striking, but # 2,3,4 swoop and dive and soar. Thank you for sharing these! Reply ↓ Jane Lurie June 8, 2015 • 5:40 pm That is so cool, Patricia. Thank you! Reply ↓ pattimoed June 8, 2015 • 11:06 am 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 Reply ↓ Jane Lurie June 8, 2015 • 5:42 pm 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. Reply ↓ pattimoed June 9, 2015 • 4:37 am 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 Reply ↓ Jane Lurie June 9, 2015 • 6:57 am 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 Reply ↓ pattimoed June 9, 2015 • 7:19 am 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. Jane Lurie June 9, 2015 • 11:07 pm The Meyer May is a beauty. Hope we get there someday. Open House Chicago sounds wonderful, Patti. pattimoed June 10, 2015 • 4:04 am 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. Suzanne et Pierre June 8, 2015 • 6:15 am 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) Reply ↓ Jane Lurie June 8, 2015 • 7:20 am Hi Suzanne- Hope you get there one day- it’s wonderful that you’ve been to some others- the concert hall is gorgeous. Glad you enjoyed this series- thank you. Reply ↓ jakesprinter June 7, 2015 • 11:51 pm Great view Jane Reply ↓ Jane Lurie June 8, 2015 • 7:20 am Thanks very much, Jake. Reply ↓ Helenmb June 7, 2015 • 11:17 pm These images took my breath away ( and I’m not usually one for such “over-the-top” comments). Reply ↓ Jane Lurie June 8, 2015 • 5:45 pm Hi Helen, You are very kind, thanks so much. One of those places that was full of incredible light. Keep the over-the-top coming…😉 Reply ↓ dunelight June 7, 2015 • 6:05 pm So many tasty shots! Reply ↓ Jane Lurie June 7, 2015 • 10:02 pm Hi Dunelight- What a genius Gehry is. Glad you enjoyed these- thank you! Reply ↓ enmanscamera June 7, 2015 • 5:51 pm Gosh, I enjoyed your series. You created some interesting views. Reply ↓ Jane Lurie June 7, 2015 • 10:00 pm 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. Reply ↓ Wendy June 7, 2015 • 3:06 pm Fantastic! Reply ↓ Jane Lurie June 7, 2015 • 9:56 pm Fresh in your mind, Wendy. Great memories, aren’t they? Thanks, friend. Reply ↓ Allan G. Smorra June 7, 2015 • 2:32 pm Your photos are a wonderful tribute to this beautiful building. Ω Reply ↓ Jane Lurie June 7, 2015 • 9:55 pm Hi Allan- How kind- thank you so much. It was a wonderful day of appreciating Gehry’s genius. Glad you enjoyed. Reply ↓ Linda Wyatt June 7, 2015 • 1:56 pm 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!!! Reply ↓ Jane Lurie June 7, 2015 • 9:53 pm 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. Reply ↓ Tina Schell June 7, 2015 • 1:26 pm Love the museum shots Jane, especially the opening shot. Beautiful! Reply ↓ Jane Lurie June 7, 2015 • 9:50 pm Thanks so much, Tina. It was astounding and full of creative energy for shooting. Glad you liked these. Reply ↓ Lena June 7, 2015 • 1:26 pm Love these photos!! It is a great architecture an your “portrait” of the building is so great. Reply ↓ Jane Lurie June 7, 2015 • 9:50 pm Hi Lena, And what a beautiful subject she is… it was great fun to explore. Thanks very much. Reply ↓ Joyce G June 7, 2015 • 1:21 pm Jane, your Guggenheim series is overwhelmingly beautiful- the shapes, the shadows, the colors, the views. I love seeing through your eyes! Joyce Reply ↓ Jane Lurie June 7, 2015 • 9:49 pm Hi Joyce, There are an infinite number of spaces and compositions there– incredible. I’m so glad you enjoyed this set and it’s so nice of you to let me know–thank you! Reply ↓ Julia June 7, 2015 • 1:06 pm Great pics:) Reply ↓ Jane Lurie June 7, 2015 • 9:45 pm Thanks so much, Julia. It is a beautiful place to explore and photograph. Reply ↓ Jane Iwan June 7, 2015 • 1:04 pm Fantastic shots. Especially love the play of colors on the first one. It must change all day long. Reply ↓ Jane Lurie June 7, 2015 • 9:45 pm Jane, I was very surprised when I looked at the images. There were so many variations of light. Very interesting. Thanks! Reply ↓ Maria Jansson Photography June 7, 2015 • 1:02 pm Very nice! Reply ↓ Jane Lurie June 7, 2015 • 9:43 pm Thank you, Maria. It was great fun to wander and shoot. Reply ↓ robert20359 June 7, 2015 • 12:58 pm Hi jane, great series from the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao. Reply ↓ Jane Lurie June 7, 2015 • 9:43 pm We enjoyed it very much, Robert. Happy you liked my images, thanks so much. Reply ↓ Leave a Reply to Joyce G Cancel reply Enter your comment here... Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Email (Address never made public) Name Website You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Google account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Twitter account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Facebook account. ( Log Out / Change ) Cancel Connecting to %s Notify me of new comments via email. Notify me of new posts via email. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.