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Travel Blogs from Cádiz
... or fishing off the old city walls.
We visited the Cathedral of Cadiz built in 1635 AD. This is
a cathedral built in the Baroque style. They had a wonderful audio guide that
explained all the different sections of the church. Admission was 5 Euro’s
each, but that covers the audio guide. I think they were setting up for Palm
Sunday outside the cathedral, because you could see extra seating and barricades
being put ...
... the cobbled streets of the old town. When the Christians conquered in the 13th century, they recognized the importance and beauty of these buildings, and built their churches and castles over the Muslim mosques and fortresses.
Sitting in a sun-filled plaza alive with local residents enjoying a meal out, we had good Andalucian lunch of grilled fish, olives, veggies and sherry. Words just can't describe the feelings sitting there - the ...
... though and by some good fortune, a flamenco guitarist and singer arrive at the restaurant. They are street entertainers who just turn up at restaurants and do their thing. These two were the best such entertainers we have seen and everyone else seemed to agree because every table gave them money and there must have been 50 or more tables. That made up for no flamenco show tonight. I did think of getting up to be the dancer, but I had just eaten.
... like structure. Through the use of mirrors and refractions (I couldn't explain this process to you... I was never good with the chapters on light in my high school physics class), the light from the opening projected an image of the entire city onto the plate. You could move it around to see all sides of the city in real time (birds, cars, people - everything).
Another thing that was neat about the ...
Tuesday we awoke in Gibraltar. And, yes, the big rock was there. This city/British Territory is only about 2 1/2 square miles in area, so we figured we could see what we wanted to see on our own. The port is actually built out on the 1/10th of the city that is land reclaimed from the sea, so we took a shuttle into the center of town where we walked the length of their pedestrianized Main Street. Lots and lots of pubs and British stores (M&S, BHS, etc.) ...
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