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casa de musica

i found fancy porto today!!  i had considered going back to coimbra to visit the magical forest on the 10,000 places to see before you die list, but considering the crazy weather i figured it wouldn't be the best idea to be stuck outside in a forest in a hail storm.  so instead i hung out in porto and finally made it to the contemporary art museum - the bus showed up this time!!

on the way to the museum i also finally made it to the casa de musica - which is porto's concert hall.  it's a gorgeous space inside, and the building itself is a work of art. 

the serralves museum of contemporary art had a really great exhibit by juan munoz.  there were some great sculpted pieces as well as large scale installations - a lot of that anything can be art type of art - which i LOVE.

inside the casa de musica...
  the art even continues outside into the gorgeous gardens that surround the museum.  the gardens are full of sculptures, a lake, a rose garden - although unfortunately they were not in bloom this time of year.  it was still gorgeous though.  plenty of spots to sit and relax, have lunch, and even interact with some of the art pieces.  spent the remainder of the day wandering around the city of porto and trying to soak up all the atmosphere i could before i left.  i'm sad to go!

as per ritual in the most amazing hostel i've stayed in so far, we gathered in the common room for movie watching during the evening.  we went from godzilla, to the big lebowski, and finally to kill bill volume 1.  by kill bill it was just the cute german and i left hanging in! :0)

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casa de musica
casa de musica
inside the casa de musica...
inside the casa de musica...
LOVE
LOVE
the streets of porto...
the streets of porto...
serralves museum of contemporary a…
serralves museum of contemporary …
jose munozs amazing exhibit...
jose munoz's amazing exhibit...
lights over the library in the mus…
lights over the library in the mu…
art out in the museum gardens...
art out in the museum gardens...
home on the streets of fancy porto!
home on the streets of fancy porto!
portos train station...
porto's train station...
sad to leave!
sad to leave!
Porto
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