We started out in Barcelona enjoying the sights and found our first puzzle. No, this one isn't a Berrocal, or twisty, or even wood. It's a jigsaw! I know, I know. What right-minded metagrobologist (can I call myself that?) would be caught dead with a jigsaw? This one is different. Honest. First, it's big. Really big! 42,000 pieces. And it's not one for the house. We have decided that it will live in the garage. It will be perfect to look at on our way out to trips and as a reminder of where we have been when we return home.
Our next Berrocal stop was in Sevilla. We went to the sight of the 1992 Worlds fair to see Doña Elvira. Sadly, the statue is behind a gate and has been permanently closed to the public. It is such a waste of a beautiful piece. George and I took a taxi there, jumped out, snapped a few photos of it and returned to the station to return to Cordoba for the night. I really wanted to get close to it, but didn't want to risk being arrested. When it was originally put into place it had a beautiful water feature around it. It's a shame that Seville didn't take better care of it. Another piece, Torso de Luces has all but been destroyed. It is not a city that takes care of it's public art.
Today we had the great pleasure of traveling to the Berrocal Foundation in Villanueva de Algaidas. This is something I have looked forward to for a very long time. But more on that in another post.