La Ciudad de Las Artes y Ciencias, Valencia, Spain.

Posted on
Jul 19, 2016
2
Posted in: Attractions, Museums

 

I’ve tried to write about La Ciudad de las Artes y Ciencias (The City of Arts and Sciences) before. It’s a rather remarkable collection of buildings (an aquarium, a science center, conference halls) in the center of Valencia, Spain, architecturally fascinating and utterly unlike anything I’ve seen in my travels. I wanted very much to share them with you. But some posts just don’t land right – you try and get them started but can’t pinpoint the tone or the mood, and then you get distracted because you were eating tortilla chips and you found one that looked just like Keanu Reeves. You know how it is.

Sometimes words fail you. And most of the time, when that happens, I just let it be, because trying to force the writing out of your brain is maddening. But every now and then Rand is able to put into words what I can’t, and there really isn’t anything left to do but quote him. (This has the added advantage of resulting in less work for me, which is always nice).

And when it came to the Ciudad, he did just that.

 

 

I watched him leave in the morning and head to work as though there were nothing out of the ordinary.

 

That’s something I’ve noticed about Spain – people are very cool with weirdness. Especially weirdness as it pertains to architecture

 

Does it look like an Storm Trooper helmet? Cool. Totally fine.

 

Like the skeleton of some giant, alien creature? No problem. Great place to hold a work event.

 

 

In the end, you get used to the weirdness. You delight in how strange and wonderful it is. Even if you can’t put it into words. 

Leave a Comment

More from The Blog

On Instagram @theeverywhereist

  • These two. ❤️❤️❤️
  • Someone said our decor was eclectic and I was genuinely confused. I figured geometric metal bull heads were sort of de rigueur.
  • When you love Uncle Rand almost as much as Auntie DeeDee does.
  • When you don't have kids, but you make a beautiful paella together.
  • Tried to match my makeup to the portrait that Skye did of me because why the hell not?
  • We fancy.
  • Wonderful show with the most handsome man in the world. #osf
  • The meals that my beloved is able to make in tiny AirBnB kitchenettes never ceases to amaze me.
  • It begins! So excited, @osfashland!
  • Take note: if you ask your husband if you can move to NYC roughly four dozen times, he will start to cave a little.

All Over The Place

Buy my book and I promise I'll never ask you for anything again.

BE AWESOME. BUY IT.