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“Sea, Wind, Iron, and Rock”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Peine del Viento

Peine del Viento
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Owner description: A modern iron sculpture by Eduardo Chillida embedded in the rocks at the water's edge.
Reno, Nevada
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“Sea, Wind, Iron, and Rock”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2014

The three oxidized iron sculptures jutting out of the rocky coastline looked like massive tongs poised to pluck the wind out of thin air. To watch the sea breeze untangled, we walked to the west end of Ondarreta Beach and the abstract Comb of the Wind sculpture.

The Comb of the Wind is the most emblematic work of Eduardo Chillida, the famed sculptor of monumental compositions. Chillida created this piece as a tribute to the wind and his magnificent coastal hometown of San Sebastian.

Equally inspiring was the multi-tiered public observation deck designed by architect Luis Peña Ganchegui. Abutting near-vertical sedimentary strata, the substantial viewing area consisted of a series of platforms, steps, and open spaces paved with Spanish pink granite.

From our stair-stepped vantage point, we admired the three rusty pincers, gazed out across the blue-green Bay of Biscay, and filled our lungs with deep breaths of freshly-combed wind.

Visited June 2014
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Melbourne, Australia
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“Nice walk”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2014

Take the time to walk from the old town, right around the bay to this spot. Great views the entire way. The sculptures are quite powerful and children love interacting with the man made blow hokes that are set into the paved area.

Visited June 2014
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Australia
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“OK”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2014

Nice sight to see when you are exploring the beach area of San Sebastian. Just a short walk from the funicular up the hill. Worth a visit but not that spectacular, especially when the water is calm like when we visited. The hill and funicular are worth trip though. Only a short walk from the old town

Visited July 2014
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“A great walk on your way to this attraction”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2014

Don't miss out on this attraction - especially if you are coming from Parte Vieja! I recommend taking the long walk all the way to this attraction as you will be forced to walk by pretty much every other attraction there is in San Sebastian. The walk through La Concha Beach and Ondarreta Beach is very picturesque. My favorite part was watching all the surfers ride the waves.

The Combs are absolutely beautiful. Be ready to get wet... the waves hit pretty hard! There's also some holes on the pavement that were originally supposed to be some sort of natural instrument as the waves hit it, however I don't think this worked out too well. The noise is more of like a "hoooo-ing" as opposed to different musical notes.

Great pictures opportunities everywhere. Bring your camera!

Visited April 2014
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Barcelona, Spain
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“Metal sculpture”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2014

Very different sculpture, but fits in with the seascape. Amazing rock formations also in this area. Great end to a walk along the bay.

Visited May 2014
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