This is an Official Postcrossing card from Spain! This is a shot from the Castle of Púbol, or Gala Dalí Castle, located in the small town of Púbol, Girona province (Girona is the northeastern-most province in the country, bordering France). This is a castle that was purchased by artist Salvador Dalí for his wife, Gala. Many of you are probably familiar with Dalí, a huge name in the world of surrealism born in Catalonia. He’s probably one of my favorite – if not absolute favorite – painter in history. Not only are his paintings bizarre, things of dreams and indicative of a vast imagination, but I find his eccentric character to be marvelous (and relatable perhaps?) And let’s not forget the signature mustache! You might be familiar with one of his most famous works, “The Persistence of Memory”, which is the one with melting clocks in it. Anyway, this castle, dating back to the 11th century, was a real fixer-upper. But Dalí went to work and created a sanctuary for Gala, with his art in all forms laden throughout, to include statues akin to what you see here, with elephants rockin’ long insect legs. Dalí would thus offer his wife the castle to visit and stay in during summers in the 1970s. Oh yeah – Dalí was VERY in love with his wife. I mean, if you couldn’t already tell based on the nature of the gift he gave her. When Gala died, she was buried in a crypt at the castle, though Dalí himself is buried at his final home. Now this castle serves as a museum, though I’m inclined to believe it was somewhat of a museum even when it was being inhabited! I had all but forgotten my affinity for Dalí’s works and hope I can learn more about him and his strange paintings! Thanks so much for this wonderful postcard, Dolors!