THE "MUSEUM CITY"
The main attraction, or should we say, the main event is the Guggenheim Museum. The great industrialist, Soloman Robert Guggenheim, lived from 1861 to 1949 and following his first museum in New York City opening in 1939 designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, followed up with the genius architect, Frank Gehry, and completed the Guggenheim here in Bilbao to the tune of $100 Million. What is very impressive here is not only the Museum, but the walkways and parks that were built around the Museum and connecting the riverfront to the Old Town of Bilbao. Many of our fellow passengers were on tour to the Museum which was closed today to the general public - it's Monday! This made it very pleasant for all Crystal passengers, but you had to be on one of the tours. You couldn't just arrive there independently which we did several years ago while on a private jet tour with Virtuoso Colleagues. For those who didn't go to the Museum, returned to the Serenity with great reports about this beautiful and very clean Bilbao - The Old Town. As for us, it was a full day of packing and visiting with our new found friends aboard ship.
OUR THOUGHT FOR THE DAY.....
"Life is a state of mind: imagine the one you want, and then create it".