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In our second day trip to Spain we visited Salvador Dali Museum located in town of Figueres.  I can tell you just one - This has finally happened - had heard so much about this great place before and now I actually visited it.

There are not much words I can use to describe this fabulous museum in Figueras, instead I can offer you 16 pictured from this place (Originally there were 43 pictures, but 2 years latter since originally created this article, I reviewed both article and pictures and made some post-processing for photography in Adobe Lightroom). Now, I feel a bit sorry about myself I can't travel back in time and capture much much better photography, as back then (2014) I was just like another typical tourist flash lighting around with my point and shoot camera. Sad.

But the story is about Salvador Dali, or more precisely about his works and museum in Figueras, so let's leave it as it is, and I will definitely return here for another photography session.

Salvador Dali Museum building at Figueras

Salvador Dali Museum building at Figueras

The Dalí Theatre and Museum, is a museum of the artist Salvador Dalí in his home town of Figueres, in Catalonia, Spain.

The heart of the museum is the building that housed the town's theater when Dalí was a child, where one of the first public exhibitions of young Dalí's art was shown. The old theater was burned during the Spanish Civil War and remained in a state of ruin for decades. In 1960, Dalí and the mayor of Figueres decided to rebuild it as a museum dedicated to the town's most famous son.

In 1968, the city council approved the plan, and construction began the following year. The architects were Joaquim de Ros i Ramis and Alexandre Bonaterra.

The museum opened on September 28, 1974, with continuing expansion through the mid-1980s. The museum now includes buildings and courtyards adjacent to the old theater building.

Glass dome roof at Salvador Dali museum in Figueras

Glass dome roof at Salvador Dali museum in Figueras

The museum displays the single largest and most diverse collection of works by Salvador Dalí, the core of which was from the artist's personal collection. In addition to Dalí paintings from all decades of his career, there are Dalí sculptures, 3-dimensional collages, mechanical devices, and other curiosities from Dalí's imagination. A highlight is a 3-dimensional anamorphic living-room installation with custom furniture that looks like the face of Mae West when viewed from a certain spot.

Me waiting for entrance

Author of this blog waiting a quee for the entrance at Salvador Dali museum

The museum opens at 9:00 AM, 10 minutes before nine, people are gathering for entrance at Salvador Dali museum

Cadillac at Salvador Dali museum

Cadillac at Salvador Dali museum

One of the main exhibits at this museum is this black Cadillac

Dali painting

Dali painting - Soft Self Portrait

So Dali!!!

Salvador Dali - Girl at the window

Salvador Dali - Girl at the window (1925)

Golden coins at Dali's museum Figueras

Golden coins at Dali's museum Figueras

Selfie at Dali's museum

Selphie at Dali's museum

Golden statues

Golden statues

Those Golden manikins from the Future kind of invites guests...

Boat at Salvador Dali Museum

Boat at Salvador Dali Museum

Dali paintings

Dali paintings

Dali art

Dali art

Didn't quite get this one - kind of Catalonian woman with bread?!

Main hall

Main hall

Lips, nose and eyes

Lips, nose and eyes

I was quite surprised finding at the 4th floor paintings dedicated to Israel question dated with 1967

Israel theme

Israel theme

Salvador Dalí. The Persistence of Memory. 1931

Salvador Dalí. The Persistence of Memory. 1931

Probably the most famous work of Dali. Dalí rendered his fantastic visions with meticulous verisimilitude, giving the representations of dreams a tangible and credible appearance. In what he called "hand painted dream photographs," hard objects become inexplicably limp, time bends, and metal attracts ants like rotting flesh. The monstrous creature draped across the painting's center resembles the artist's own face in profile; its long eyelashes seem insectlike or even sexual, as does what may or may not be a tongue oozing from its nose like a fat snail. Source

Outdoor exterior at Dali museum

Outdoor exterior at Dali museum

About Salvador Dali 

Salvador Domingo Felipe Jacinto Dalí i Domènech, 1st Marqués de Dalí de Pubol (May 11, 1904 – January 23, 1989), known as Salvador Dalí, wa a prominent Spanish Catalan surrealist painter born in Figueres, Spain. Dalí was a skilled draftsman, best known for the striking and bizarre images in his surrealist work. His painterly skills are often attributed to the influence of Renaissance masters. His best-known work, The Persistence of Memory, was completed in August 1931. Dalí's expansive artistic repertoire included film, sculpture, and photography, in collaboration with a range of artists in a variety of media.

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Simple Crypto Trading Bot From Trality

06/24/2021 - 02:47 27 views
A few days ago I discovered this little amazing and free automated crypto trading bot from Trality and I feel very impressed.

Trality is a platform for anybody who wants to profit from algorithmic trading without giving up the day job. At least not right away

I like algorithm trading and I believe if done correctly then it can help to save money (and in the best scenario to make more).

A couple of years ago I did some experiments with another crypto trading bot - Gekko, but I soon stopped using it, despite the backtests I was able to generate pretty impressive returns using simple RSI strategy (buy when oversold, sell when overbought). Back then I was trading altcoins on Poloniex, which is something I really never have enjoyed in fact. 

GDP Per Capita In Former Soviet Union Countries 2019

06/23/2021 - 07:21 11 views
It has been a while since I last time compared the economic output of the former Soviet Union states.

Last time I did, I had data for 2013, see: GDP Per Capita In Former Soviet Union Countries 2013

With the latest economic sanctions against Belarus I decided to take a look, how does each of the former Soviet countries stands now, the latest data I was able to gather was from 2019 (World Bank).

Per capita gross domestic product (GDP) is a metric that breaks down a country's economic output per person and is calculated by dividing the GDP of a country by its population. For the ease of calculations GDP per capita nominal is used in following table

Without further ado, here is the raw data

Sold 55 Shares of Washington Prime Group (NYSE:WPG) at $13.45; Bought 10 shares of KO at $48.26 per share

06/23/2021 - 02:59 13 views
On February 1, 2021, I sold  all 55 shares of Washington Prime Group (NYSE:WPG) at $13.45 to purchase 10 shares with KO at $48.26 per share + kept some cash

I've been holding WPG shares since late 2018 It seemed like a nice dividend stock, but later turned out one of the most disastrous stocks in my portfolio, falling from ~$7 per share to way below $1. 

Once this stock fell below $1 I bought some more, idea was to go bust or make out like a bandit. Then WPG stock went stock split 9:1, and our 500 shares turned into 55, seems it was a smart enough move to buy additional 260 shares during the March 2020 market crash, if not that the result would be much worst. Anyhow - WPG now is the history in my portfolio.

Sold 80 Shares of Stone Harbor Emerging (NYSE:EDF) at $8.85

06/22/2021 - 02:12 5 views
On April 15, 2021, I sold 80 shares of Stone Harbor Emerging (NYSE:EDF) at $8.85 to finance other stock purchases on Interactive Broker

We have been holding EDF stock since July 2018, in general, I still like the stock, but my investment philosophy has changed and I'm not interested anymore to hold stocks without options.

EDF was a decent monthly dividend stock, unfortunately, I'm closing this position with a loss of -$572.35. Who knows, maybe in the future, I might buy back this stock. 

Green Cape near Batumi

06/21/2021 - 02:52 18 views
Green cape is one of the most beautiful places in Georgia, located just some 9 km outside of Batumi. 

Batumi Botanical Garden is located within Green Cape's picturesque setting. You can reach Green cape from Batumi by a taxi or bus.



Pebbled beach at Green cape

There are several cafes located in and within a close proximity to Green cape. The main entrance to the Batumi Botanical garden also is located here.



Green Cape and a pier

Javakheti Trip

06/18/2021 - 06:49 23 views
One of the strangest weekend trips, - from the Russian Tsar favorite places in Abastumani to the footsteps of Khertvisi fortress which, rumor has it, Alexader the Great has visited.

From the Georgian Cave towns in Vardzia to friendly Armenians in Ninotsminda and back to Russian Dukhobor settlements near the beautiful lakes of Saghamo, Paravani, and Tsalka reservoir, not to mention tasty Belgian chocolate from the Phoka Monastery.

Strange, but awesome. Thumbs up!

How To Update to PHP 7.4 Ubuntu 16.04 Drupal 7 Nginx

06/17/2021 - 02:45 30 views
I was facing problems with some Drupal modules not being supported, before upgrading to PHP 7.4 version.  

As I had running Ubuntu 16.04 server with Nginx and PHP 7.0 FPM on in I felt a bit afraid performing a live update and decided to make a new backup for all settings. 

Here I found some good advice: How To Install PHP 7.4 on Ubuntu 20.04/18.04/16.04

and also for Drupal specific things took my own advice from here: How to Install Drupal with Nginx, PHP-FPM 7.4, MySQL, phpMyAdmin on Ubuntu 20.04 - Linode Guide

Install PHP 7.4 on Ubuntu 18.04/16.04

Step 1: Add PHP PPA Repository

We’ll add ppa:ondrej/php PPA repository which has the latest build packages of PHP.

Latest stock buy 15 shares of NIO at $57.17 per share

06/16/2021 - 14:29 18 views
On January 29, 2021, we bought 15 shares of NIO stock (NYSE:O ) paying $57.17 per share. 

Unlike most of the other stocks I buy, NIO is not a dividend stock, instead, I see NIO as a potential growth stock

NIO is a Chinese automobile manufacturer headquartered in Shanghai, specializing in designing and developing electric vehicles. The company is also involved in the FIA Formula E Championship, the first single-seater, all-electric racing series



NIO stock forecast

Covered Calls with Reinis Fischer Newsletter

06/16/2021 - 06:37 81 views
If you have been following my blog for a while, you most probably have noticed I love writing a lot about stock and options trading.

As this is going to be a longer, technical post, and you are here for what the title says, here is the link, go and start exploring: Covered Calls with Reinis Fischer

At some point, 80% of the new content in the blog was about some of my latest stock buys or detailed options trades.

It helped to fill up the content, but also to lose track of the other interesting things I do - travels, reviews, programming, photography, and so on. The blog started to look cluttered (and still does). I have heard many times that I have a very eclectic range of topics. Well, what to do.

Latest Stock Buy 8 shares of Intel (NASDAQ:INTC) $61.03 per share

06/15/2021 - 02:11 17 views
On March 5, 2021, I bought additional 8 shares of Intel Corporation (INTC) for our daughter's stock portfolio, paying $61.03 per share. Funds for this purchase were taken from my dad's inheritance fund.

With its quarterly dividend payout of $0.33 per share, this latest buy has a dividend yield of 2.16% and will pay us $2.64 (before tax) every quarter. Not the biggest addition to the portfolio, but every bit counts.

We are now holding 54 shares with INTC

Our average buy price: $55.95

I plan to increase the total share count to 100 in a reasonable time frame (say by the middle of 2021) and once we have 100 shares start selling covered calls on it to generate extra income.

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