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Marcin Wichary
So, something magical happened to me today, and I wanted to tell you all about it.
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Marcin Wichary 27 Oct 16
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I’m driving from Barcelona to the edge of Pyrenees, but my friend tells me to detour to the little town of Figueres, for the Dalí Museum.
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Marcin Wichary 27 Oct 16
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I don’t know if I care much for Dalí, but why not? The drive starts off on a wrong wheel when I realize I made a reservation for tomorrow.
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Marcin Wichary 27 Oct 16
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It fortunately there was another car with automatic transmission. So I drive up, and park next to the museum.
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Marcin Wichary 27 Oct 16
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As I am walking towards it, I see this sign pointing the other way, saying “Museu de la Tècnica,” with a cute gear icon.
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Marcin Wichary 27 Oct 16
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I don’t have internet because of another earlier snafu (bad SIM card), but I had the foresight to save offline Google Maps.
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Marcin Wichary 27 Oct 16
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But Google Maps returns nothing for the museum, so I don’t know where it is exactly. I follow the sign’s directions the old-fashioned way.
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Marcin Wichary 27 Oct 16
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I walk and walk. The cute downtown slowly disappears around me. At some point the signs stop talking about the museum.
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Marcin Wichary 27 Oct 16
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I’m thinking that maybe the museum shut down, and they just forgot to update the signage? But I keep walking. And at some point I find it.
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Marcin Wichary 27 Oct 16
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The entrance is so small I could easily miss it. I was just lucky that it was on my exact path.
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Marcin Wichary 27 Oct 16
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But small museums are amazing, too, and I didn’t have any expectations anyway.
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Marcin Wichary 27 Oct 16
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And literally, the first thing that greets me is a Bar-Lock typewriter. A glorious one, with a gorgeous cover…
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Marcin Wichary 27 Oct 16
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…and a non-shifted keyboard. And, one can touch it! So I do, immediately. I am typing on a Bar-Lock!!! This was already worth it.
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Marcin Wichary 27 Oct 16
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I check in with an older gentleman, and pay the 3€ entry price. (No donation box as far as I could see?!)
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Marcin Wichary 27 Oct 16
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He doesn’t speak English and I don’t speak Spanish; he tells me something I interpret as “don’t forget about the second floor.”
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Marcin Wichary 27 Oct 16
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I start with the first floor; it is pretty simple, kind of what I would expect from a little regional museum.
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Marcin Wichary 27 Oct 16
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Second floor is filled with old clocks and sewing machines. It is kind of cool, but I go through it quickly.
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Marcin Wichary 27 Oct 16
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Then I see that the stairs go up, still. There must be another floor.
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Marcin Wichary 27 Oct 16
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As I am going up, I see some posters of typewriters, but I don’t make too much of it.
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Marcin Wichary 27 Oct 16
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And then…
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