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Travel Blogs from Seville
... I said Seattle she was very interested, as her best
friend lives there with her female partner, and teaches at the U of W. So we
talked about gay weddings, and motherhood, and finally I felt like a real live
person in Seville. Then there was the vendor who sold me a purse for my
daughter. He is an artist also, and being originally from Morocco, encouraged
me to visit there, and I know I will!
... look. We did pass another flowerpot poser -- love it!
That night before dinner we went to a Flamenco demonstration that we all thought was fantastic. It was much more about the quality of the ...
... of fences. We never found the entrance, and we never got into the gardens. Garden fail #2. Seville began our tapas and paella experience. Accompanied by enormous glasses of Sangria, we enjoyed all sorts of (probably very basic) tapas and paella over the next few nights. Delicious. We only had a brief visit to Barcelona. I had been there before, and mum really only wanted to see Gaudi's Sagrada Familia, the gothic cathedral that has remained unfinished ...
... napped on a nearby bench around 5pm on a Friday afternoon. The atmosphere here is very serene and people are not in a rush to get around.
After walking around awhile and enjoying the scenery through the parks, past the famous hotel where I was told Madonna often stays, and crossing intersections where horsedrawn carriages are more abundant than cars, I decided to sit for awhile and picked the corner of Paseo de Cristina (for my sister Christina) ...
... Metropol Parasol), a controversial, yet fabulous, architectural monstrosity covering the Plaza de la Encarnación. Awesome!
Italica was awesome, it was really cool to be able to walk around a Roman amphitheatre, complete with gladiator entranceway, underground tunnels and pits for the animals, stadium seating, etc, with nobody else in them. I bought the guidebook, so here's a quick summary of ...