Friday, September 3, 2010

If you're going to Avignon...

...anytime soon, whatever you do, don't miss the wonderful exhibition of the Spanish (or, to be precise, Catalan) artist Miquel Barcelo at the Collection Lambert, the only museum of contemporary art in Provence worth a visit. Although one could image that this fantastic and much photographed sculpture right in front of the Pope's Palace would lead the crowds into the exhibition, yesterday and from what I hear most days Barcelo's paintings and sculptures can be enjoyed without any queuing at all.

Having fun in front of the Pope's Palace
Barcelo's Elephant

The show is still on until november 7th and right now there are big discussions going on in Avignon whether to keep the elephant or not. Just in case anyone is interested: my vote goes towards keeping him - seems he makes everyone smile and that can only be a good thing, right?

Collection Lambert, 5 Rue Violette, 84000 Avignon, Tuesday to Sunday 11am to 6 pm


  1. Went there and loved it, thank you for sharing.

  2. Shame on me, I haven't seen the exhibition yet!
    You're prompting me to go, thanks !

    And I will try your Gazpacho recipe, I've always meant to try and do gazpacho but never have.

    Sorry I missed the garlic festival, thanks for sharing !

  3. Nathalie, since most of the time your blog prompts me to go and see wonderful things I am glad for once I could point something out to you, too!