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Sevilla Passion

The Andalucia region is about as Spanish as it gets.  The south of Spain is known for flamenco, bullfights, churros, sweltering heat and an amazing history of African/Moorish/Muslim influence.  This can be felt (and we felt it!) throughout its grand monuments, the very buildings on every street, the dancing lights and rowdy passionate music well into the early mornings, and in the people themselves.

Sevilla

Poor Pammy was a little ill for the start of our Andalucia trip, so it was up to me to capture the first day’s/night’s festivities in Sevilla.  I even managed  to get amazingly lost looking for a pharmacy to get anti-dehydration stuff for Pam.

The Catedral in Sevilla is the largest (in terms of internal space) in the world.

Christopher Columbus' tomb - pallbearers at the Sevilla Catedral

Christopher Columbus' tomb - pallbearers at the Sevilla Catedral

Statue outside the Catedral (I should really remember who that is meant to be?)

Statue outside the Catedral (I should really remember who that is meant to be?)

Catedral by night

Catedral by night

The Alcazar is also gorgeous, and had gardens in a very organic Moorish style in which I thoroughly enjoyed getting lost.

Structures in the sprawling Alcazar gardens

Structures in the sprawling Alcazar gardens

Ornate tessalating '3D' vaulted ceilings

Ornate tessalating '3D' vaulted ceilings

We managed to catch the Feria in Sevilla – a flamenco festival that’s been going on for decades.  It was a huge row of tents and music stages down by the glittering river.

Feria along the waterfront!

Feria along the waterfront!

The tents were bars, and every so often we’d be lucky enough to catch some live music and SPONTANEOUS FLAMENCO (*bliss!*)! Enjoyed two nights by the riverfront with our hostel buddies.

Spontaneous flamenco

Spanish Michael Jackson (he was an INTENSE dancer!)

Spanish Michael Jackson (he was an INTENSE dancer!)

Spontaneous flamenco with Spanish Michael Jackson

Spontaneous flamenco with Spanish Michael Jackson

Thank you for the friends, music and flamenco Sevilla!

Some of us along the riverfront at Feria

Some of us along the riverfront at Feria

Another Feria happysnap

Another Feria happysnap

Xox

Ange

August 4, 2009 at 12:41 pm Leave a comment


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