As Marta and I were leaving work today, we met at the Plaza Pio Baroja with some nice guys from “Dosdetres”. They were working on their project called ETXE LOREA, which means flower house, for the Urban Garden Contest that will be held in Bilbao May 27, 2011.

They were very excited and working hard while hiding from the bright sun. Hooray for them!

As “Bilbainos”, we enjoy and love the urban exhibitions. This year we will visit the beautiful spots again. Don’t miss this opportunity and book a greeter today!

At the same time, we leave the link to the offical page of the contest.

Urban Garden Contest –

Doña Casilda Park

With a long history of almost 100 years now (its construction started in 1907), Doña Casilda Park is the main park in town. It was designed in Romantic style by the architect Ricardo Bastida and the engineer Juan de Eguiraun. From its early days on, it has been renewed and embellished, preserving the charm coming from its wonderful pond full of ducks and its typical biscuit sellers, a indelible scenery in the mind of every Bilbao dweller. Recently, the park’s infrastructure has been improved and extended to include a classical merry-go-round, two basketball pitches, a dancing water s fountain, a stage for live performances (called La Pérgola , or “pavilion”), and the Fine Arts Museum café, whose terrace looks onto the park, now being extended to reach the refurbished Abandoibarra area.

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