|A Cidade da Cultura Galega|
|Designed to look like the land it replaced|
I don't mind walking that's for sure, and yesterday was a great day for a walk, but for many this was more of a hike than a walk. The trip consisted of walking along a winding road which worked its way up the mountain (hill?). It seems like a great concept, but certainly not one that would attract the "peregrinos" or pilgrims that had just completed their journey along the Camino de Santiago!
|Model of the "Cidade"|
Our trip was in the late afternoon, after classes ended. We were unable to go into the museum since it was closing shortly after we arrived, but we were given a tour and a brief history of the architect and a few of the buildings. We saw models of the design as well as the library. It was the library that surprised me most. I understand that this center just opened or was officially inaugurated last year, but the library seemed... empty to me. And as far as I could see there was only one patron using it as a library and not simply touring the center.
|Many of the shelves were this full|
I don't know that there is an answer to whether or not that is true right now since the center was really only opened a year ago and is still undergoing construction, but there were very few people there when we viewed the center.
|A room for Galego authors|
Only time will tell. A Cidade da Cultura Galega has potential in my opinion, I just hope to see it live up to that potential.
|Even I climbed ALMOST to the top!|
|Giant ball of books|