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photo of dali's crypt

“Every morning upon awakening, I experience a supreme pleasure: that of being Salvador Dalí!”

Egoistic, haughty, grandiose – but also a genius, comfortable with any artistic medium and any artistic period. That’s the man we went to see Tuesday morning when they told us there would be no running water in our building for the day. One has to pee once in a while, right? Might as well pee in a lavabos in a museum. It beats going to the gas station across the street every time.

And so we went, not just to any museum, but to the Teatro Museo Dalí, located in Figueres, a small town (population ~ 45,000), just a twenty-minute train ride up the road from Girona. We expected something eccentric; what we got was outlandish. (Click or tap on any picture to enlarge.)