Sunday, December 14, 2014
The Number One Attraction in Málaga, Spain
So is it the Castle? The Fortress? The Picaso Museum? The Roman Theatre? The Beach? No! None of that!
They had some of the earliest examples of glass making, like this perfume bottle that is over 2,000 years old. Before they blew glass, they poured it or wound ropes of hot glass around a mold.
Again, it was so neat to see pictures and objects actually related to our tour guide and his partners. It made it much more personal and relevent to me.
More glassware - I don´t remember the specifics, but they had all kinds of periods, all kinds of different makers.
Cameo glass - the white glass is layered on top of the red glass, then parts of the white glass are carved away to leave the design.
They also had a number of stained glass windows mostly rescued from churches or homes that were being demolished. This one is from England, and says ¨Jesus said, suffer the little children to come unto me and forbid them not¨ at the bottom. Very beautiful!
More beautiful glassware.
I loved the inlay on this table. There was all kinds of beautiful furniture, including a very old piano. They even let us play it a bit!
Hermana Castillo (she´s home, so I get to call her Jeanene now) was my companion for one last adventure - we had so much fun together! She did a much better job capturing the museum entrance.
Afterwards we went out for tapas - they were really good! There was a variety of both hot and cold, and you paid for them by what type of stick they came with. My favorite was the fried clam (at least that´s what it tasted like).
And to end - one last glass collection, with some neat etchings. Once again Spain came through with a thoroughly enjoyable day. You never know what you´re going to find here!