Happy Thanksgiving to all who celebrate and happy Thursday to everyone else. I will be showing you some pictures I took last weekend while in Seville (75 minutes away from Barcelona by plane). I have found great codes in the net for better presentation but they just don't seem to work with my template, maybe because it was automatically "adapted" when everything changed. Was it already a year ago?
Sightseeing in Seville (1) is here.
1. Another view of the Cathedral: this time is the Moorish tower, La Giralda, which is one of three remaining Almohad minarets* in the world (the others are in Marrakesh and Rabat, Morocco). It was the tallest tower in the world at 97.5 m (320 ft) in height when built (1184-96)
2. Another view from the other side. Here you can also see a couple of the many orange trees which are all over the city.
3. And again, busy tourists around the cathedral where the horse carriages are ready to take you for a ride!
5. Besides the traditional ham, here you can also taste this delicious "gamba blanca"(white prawns), originally from Huelva. It has all its flavor as it is only boiled in salt water! Update: those are hard bread sticks on top!
6. A tapas bar early in the morning. Notice the tall tables out in the street, people don't mind standing up for hours chatting, eating and drinking (mainly beer)
7. This is how close you can be to your neighbor. Notice that you can actually hand out a cup of sugar through the window!
This was a lovely private home I got to visit but had to leave the blogger in me out in the street and put my camera away, although I kept thinking how wonderful it would have been if I could have taken pictures of the beautiful home! It was a traditional Sevillean town house, fully reformed and the owners were able to keep all the style and flair, a true piece of art!
8. A beautiful façade in the most used color: yellow
9. One of my favorite buildings, which I think is a private home, right next to a huge park: Jardines de Murillo
10. This huge tree is to the right of the above home, in the park
11. Another perspective of the Jardines de Murillo...
12. And another one! I love large green areas...
13. And last but not least a detail of a remarkable building (click to enlarge!)
here is more of it, formerly a casino and currently a dance and flamenco theater:
It was hard to choose thirteen pictures! but at the same time I couldn't have technically posted more, since blogger wasn't been very cooperative either!
This is a multi-purpose post!!