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Guggenheim museum, Bilbao

I visited Bilbao especially to see this museum designed by Frank Gehry and I was not disappointed, despite never venturing inside. Sculptures outside by Niki de Saint Phalle (Nanas) and Louise Bourgeois' spider (Maman), along with the museum's stunning facade were more than I could have hoped for and a credit to a city that looked like it deserved some much needed culture.

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Above: Niki de Saint Phalle's Nanas dance outside the museum. Below: A close up of the detailed work in Louise Bourgeois's 'Maman' spider.

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