Thursday, 20 May 2010

La Noche en Blanco

Last Saturday night I went to Malaga with a friend of mine and our children. It was "La Noche en Blanco", "the night dressed in white", which actually means "the night without sleep". It's an annual event when the entrance to all the museums in the city are free and they are open until midnight and some of then even until 3 A.M.! Going with 3 boys aged 9, 10 and 12 you can't pretend to go to all the museums but at least we all had a great time.

Kites to promote Malaga as the capital of culture in 2012.

We went to an art gallery (also open all night) to see an exhibit about the death penalty. It was really interesting, because they showed different ways of "getting rid" of people. Among others, this electric chair where you could actually sit down and get a mild electric shock, so you could experience the feeling. I didn't try it, but my friend did and she said it was really "unpleasant".

This one impressed me a lot. It's supposed to be a persson (a woman?) getting stoned to death. It's used quite a lot in seeral Muslim countries where they use the Sharia, the Muslim laws. It must be such a horrible way to die...

We went to the Museum of Modern Art. We had a great time. The kids were running around, looking at everything, and we didn't understand a thing about the items. I think artists of today all hae to be a bit weird or they won't be famous...

My kids have never been to Malaga at night before so they were really happy. We went to Calle Larios, and walked around for at least an hour, windowshopping, looking at the happenings, looking at people...

We wanted to visit the Picasso Museum, since the entrance was free, but a lot of people thought the same and we just couldn't stand in line for an hour or more with the kids. Maybe next year...

People even had to stand in line to buy a hamburger! We had brought sandwiches for the kids, so they sat down for a while to eat and rest, and then they had energy to run around for another hour. *lol*

We came back home at midnight. Malaga was still crowded, but the kids - and our feet! - just couldn't walk anymore. We really had a great time!

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