Hello! Hola! Kaixo!
You probably arrived here because you purchased some delicious Douglas Sweets cookies and you scanned the QR code wondering what the game was... You are in the right place!
My artwork was inspired by my beautiful hometown, San Sebastian (or Donostia in Basque). I gathered some of the most iconic symbols of Donostia and the Basque culture, and represented them in a colorful abstract way.
Do you think you can find those 10 icons?
*Play the videos only once you gave up trying to find the abstract representation!
1. LA CONCHA
La Concha Bay is formed by two of the three beaches of Donostia (La Concha -named 2018's Europe's best beach- and Ondarreta). The bay was named Concha ("shell") because of its shape.
2. IGELDO TOWER
Igeldo is the mountain from which you will find one of the most beautiful views of the city. There is an old but fun amusement park and the emblematic tower.
3. PINTXO POTE
Every Thursday (and/or Friday, depending on the neighbourhood) all the city gathers together to enjoy the deal of 1 pintxo (small portion of food made art) and 1 pote (drink) for only 2-2'50€.
4. PEINE DEL VIENTO
El Peine del Viento (The Comb of the Wind) is a collection of three sculptures made by Eduardo Chillida. They are located on the seaside of the city where the statues can "brush" the majestic waves.
Mendizale means "mountain enthusiast" in Basque. Basque mountains are gorgeous and we are educated to love them. The same way some kids play soccer at school, we have the chance to be part of the Mendizale team!
The txapela is the traditional Basque hat. It's so iconic that "txapeldun" means a person who has a txapela, but also champion; so we even use this hat as a trophy for the winners!
The tamborrada is a drum festival celebrated the day of San Sebastian (20 of January). It was one of the multiple reasons why Donostia was European Capital of Culture in 2016. I can't explain this amazing event shortly, but you can learn more about it here. It's something you have to experience!
8. KURSAAL LIGHTS
These original lights have become one of the city's symbols, along with the Kursaal, one of the most important cultural spaces of Donostia. A must see.
9. ESKU PILOTA
Esku pilota (meaning hand ball) is a Basque sport played with a hard ball using one's hand against a wall (named fronton). There are different modalities of pilota, played with a wooden racket or a basket. It's so much fun, I invite you to try it!
10. SEA & SURF
Like in many coastal cities, Donostia's Zurriola beach is very often full of surfers. There are plenty surfer towns in the Basque Country, being Mundaka's wave one of the best.
Do you still have troubles to find all the icons?
Click HERE to see the solution!
Thanks for playing :)
PS: You will find a little postcard inside the box, I recommend you to hold the artwork in your wall!