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“Beautiful Plaza - Gorgeous Chillida Sculptures”
5 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.
Los Angeles, California
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“Beautiful Plaza - Gorgeous Chillida Sculptures”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2014

I remember being introduced to Chillida's work way back in college in one of my architecture studios. Images of this installation made an impression on me back then to the point I took a departure from my planned Europe itinerary to stop in San Sebastian to view his work...and swim the Atlantic. It is a simple and beautiful plaza with sublime steel wind combs.
There is a 'pleasant' surprise which comes when you stand above one of the holes in the plaza (representing the 7 districts in Spain?) during low tide...even more surprising when high tide!

I look forward to visiting this place again in the near future. Peaceful and pretty.

Visited September 2013
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Miami Springs, Florida
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“Beautiful art by the water”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2014

Great place to take pictures. Interesting history behind the art. The walk along that part of the beach is pleasant.

Visited July 2014
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Helsinki, Finland
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“Waves and sea”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2014

This is a very spectacular Place to watch the waves and sea, specially on stormy days. The Comb of wind sculpture (Peine del viento) is made of San Sebastian born sculptor and artist Eduardo Chillida.

Visited June 2014
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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
“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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