Life is short but art is long…Listed on April 9, 2013 in Blogs!
Adult education and culture rubs shoulders at many junctures and none more so as when a load of Dillington students spent the best part of a week in the city of Valencia. Although not without its financial difficulties, the city boasts some of the most extraordinary architecturally daring buildings in Europe. Here is the Palau de Artes or opera house designed by Santiago Calatrava. Like some spaceship that’s landed it is a building that seems to defy all logic or purpose. It is breathtaking and utterly massive yet somehow seems to float on the water surrounding it. Valencia, like most Spanish cities is stuffed full of cultural history and experiences. One is reminded that of that old adage ‘life is short but art is long’. I wonder what will be our cultural legacy to those who follow us. Spaghetti junction or The Millennium Dome? I think not.