2 May 2016

WEEKEND REVIEW APRIL 30

Since end February until end August there is an exhibition of Salvadore Dali's works. It was already since a long time that we wanted to go there and finally managed it this weekend. As the exhibition was inside the Liege station, we took the train from Brussels to Liege and were there in about 1 1/2 hour.




The Liege station is a new construction, very modern and very expensive and nobody has never understood why in a medium town such a luxurious station had to be built. Unfortunately it is very open and full of drafts not really suitable for a northern country, especially when it is cold.



We first had lunch in  a very nice restaurant inside the station. For the first time we ate Liège meatballs which were served in a delicious sauce with salad and chips.

Then we started the exhibition. It was not at all what we had expected, seeing paintings of Dali, no it was an exhibition of his sculptures and fancy inventions, the real beginning of modern art and also of the man himself.



You couldn't contest that he had a lot of imagination ! I sat on Marilyn Monroe's lips and we admired tables with women legs and also insects made of strange material like alarm clocks, screws etc. I will write a post about the exhibition later.





Strange selfies !

With one creation we had a lot of fun. I saw a painting which covered the whole wall, but it was not a painting it was a slide picture over a mirror. So first I didn't realize but when I stretched out my arm to touch the wall, it was far away. I had to walk on the mirror and that was the effect wanted. I nearly got dizzy. Nicole and Ilona followed and I took these pictures. When a group of young girls saw that we did selfies they laughed and did the same ! Then we continued our walk through the exhibition.

When we had finished we had a coffee and then took the next train home. Outside it had rained the whole day, but we hadn't even realized as we didn't leave the station only to pick up our cars and drive home.

On Sunday fortunately the weatherman had announced rain, so the sun was shining as if paid for.
My son had come to Waterloo together with Toby but this time he stayed with his best friend. They invited us for coffee and cake so that we could see them too.

He had some photo shooting to do for his friend's little daughter and Toby of course was happy to play with his friend and sleep together ! Very important when you are a child !



I took a picture of the photographer, and then one of his models. They both looked so cute !



Then they played in this huge property after some outside photo shootings and then we had coffee and strawberry cake on the terrace ! It was so nice and warm !

8 comments:

Andrew said...

The melting clock?

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Gattina - it certainly looked an interesting exhibition .. and how lovely to see Toby with his friend ... cheers Hilary

jabblog said...

It looks a fascinating exhibition - I'm sure one could go back again and again.

Lovely photos of Toby - such a grown-up little boy now.

Gracie said...

I really like Dalì works, I've been fortunate enough to have visited axhibitions of his works, in Milan, in London and in Rome...very fascinating isn't it?

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

What a fun weekend -- lots of smiles, laughs, friends, family. And you learned something. couldn't be more perfect. (Glad the weather man was wrong about Sunday). Is your son a professional photographer?

Tamago said...

That looks such a fun exhibition! I love the photo of you sitting on Marilyn Monroe's lips :-) Walking on that mirror would probably make me dizzy, too. I visited trick art museum before and their trick-room made me feel quite dizzy.
Toby is looking very cute! Happy Monday!

Fun60 said...

Glad you got to see Toby over the weekend. Dali is a very interesting artist, not that I understand his work!

Jo said...

What an interesting exhibition. The mirrored one was the best! I love the beautiful house and garden of Dario's friend. The children are very cute -I'm glad the sun came out for them to play. Do you know why there is no link-up for the "Our World Tuesday" meme today??