Bilbao in the Basque Country is the Home of Frank Gehry’s Guggenheim Museum:
Helen Page introduces you to Bilbao and Jeff Koons’ “Puppy” from the forecourt of the Frank Gehry’s Guggenheim Museum. Bilbao, in the north of Spain, is the capital of the province of Biscay and the largest city in the Basque Country. But for most visitors, it is the Guggenheim Museum that brings them here.
“Well, we left Santander this morning and here we are in Bilbao to see Frank Gehry’s famous Guggenheim Museum. This is what four million people come to see each year. This place is HUGE. A good thing to do is to walk around the Museum and see the different aspects of the building – as the light shines on it it does it does amazing things. It’s made of titanium and it’s interesting because it doesn’t discolour.
Obviously there’s great artwork in the Guggenheim if you’ve got time to see it, but we’re only here for a couple of hours so we only had time to walk around. The weather here is brilliant and it’s quite warm even though it started out quite cool this morning.
So, I’m going to walk that way to look at the different colours and check out this beautiful puppy that you see resplendent in beautiful floral arrangements. Yes this is Jeff Koon’s “Puppy”. We saw it in Sydney where it was green and gold, but here it is beautiful with many coloured flowers. I love it, it’s so beautiful, so I’m off to pet my puppy now. Bye!”