Exe Isla Cartuja
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... today to cool off.....Bill checked out the gourmet food hall. Went by the river but was too hot.... Great view but too hot ....36 degrees by then so headed back for late lunch and siesta before venturing out later on for a sangria and sit in outside table under trees. Saw a bull fighting ring ... The biggest in Seville.....Pretty bright and well cared for building. Bill posed with famous toreadors. Lots of school kids out in groups and ...
... stunning, and what I find most dramatic is the tomb of Christopher Columbus and the dramatic Giralda Bell Tower. We started the tour visiting the Koutoubia Minaret in Marrakech, and now we see it's cousin. The Giralda Tower was the original minaret of the mosque which was here during Moslem rule, and the bell section (the upper third) was added after the city was re-conquered and the mosque was converted into a church.
After a break for lunch we visit ...
During the night I was woken up a couple of times because of strange noises. In a half dream state it is actually not too hard to imagine what was going on. Clearly someone used at least 5 entire rolls of tape to secure something, or someone to something else. It took him about 30 minutes and several trips to get more tape. The other noise was clearly of someone cleaning plastic boxes, turning them over to get each of the six faces then ...
... before the fights, bulls' heads, and matador's costumes. It’s not for me, but I respect their history and culture of bullfighting.
We were going to go to a flamenco show, but changed our minds and opted for a quiet, relaxing dinner near our hotel in a very cute little plaza, with a wonderful spanish guitar player strumming his guitar nearby. Our meal was good, and the wine even better! A great way to spend our last evening in the city of Seville.
... the oldest palace still in use in Spain - as the current king and queen of Spain still use it as their official residence in Seville.
The palace grounds are HUGE and really pretty. The gardens in particular are amazing, so many good water features and parks. We even saw a mother and baby peacock walking around, enjoying themselves ("I'm a peacock, you gotta let me fly on this one!").
See what you can find of our pictures in Seville, I thoroughly recommend this place. ...