Julie Byrnes’ photostream on Flickr.
My ongoing project is “ the beach”, the coast, the draw card for so many Australians. I intend to document aspects of this vital culture. It is a place where I like to be, the air, the freshness , the people, the activity – love it.
MMMmmm, time for inspiration. I am trying an exercise – which means photographs have to be tagged and catalogued to make life easier and to refresh my memory as to what might be hiding on the computer.
I have chosen – legs. This was a weekly exercise set on Eric Kim’s fabulous blog (check it out under my blog roll). No darn it – I didn’t score with my submitted photo but the exercise did cause me to find “leg” photos.
Here goes – and perhaps we can all find leg photos?
Little gems do surface and this was one. Not far from San Sebastian, where we were staying, is the small town of Getaria and it was suggested by our pension host that we should seek it out – indeed we did and hey presto – a little gem.
Cristobal Balenciaga, fashion guru and pioneer of fashion has a splendid monument. This museum houses 72 of his dresses over his career plus other fashion timeline exhibits – for example – the evolution of display mannequins. Fascinating stuff. The exhibits are beautifully displayed, lighting magnificent, audios, and the building is also a triumph.
“The Balenciaga Museum is housed in a newly built annex to Palacio Aldamar. This majestic villa, on a hilltop overlooking Getaria, was the residence of the Marqués and Marquesa of Casa Torres, grandparents to Queen Fabiola of Belgium and mentors to Balenciaga during the early days of his career.”