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We passed the old cigar factory where Bizet developed the story of Carmen who was a cigarillo. The women didn't work except for these cigar rollers, who rolled the cigars on their thighs, hence the split skirts.
After a walk around the city, it was then time for the Cathedral of Seville, the largest Gothic cathedral in the world and third in the world. Who counts these things.
As you can imagine, ...
... is going, don’t you? I had started looking at the prices and the cheapest I saw was more than $200 Canadian dollars. But then I went into the Spanish equivalent of a dollar store to get some felt pads for the bottom of the chairs in our apartment. Before I knew it, Meredith had spotted flamenco dresses and the salesperson was helping her find her size…and then shoes to match…and then a flower for her hair…and then something for her sister… I used my ...
... this stuff because it's in the psyche, the geo-morphology of the city to know this history and these locations. We came back along an amazing long, paved, treed, open promenading area, Alameda de Hercules, named after the white birches and the enormous Roman columns topped with sculptures of the muscly dude and big Julie. A big civic space.
As we came back through Centro and were heading for the river Jan and I decamped the bus and walked, hunting lunch, it ...
Our walk then continued past the bullring and theatre down the waterfront to the Torre del Oro, a tower converted into a naval museum. The guide books had told us this was free to visit on a Tuesday, it turns out it is only free until 13.30. We paid the entrance fee and had a look around. There was some cool memorabilia and paintings and lots of model ships and we could climb to the top for views along the ...
... time they opened the door, there was a queue behind me.
I was seated just inside the door. While waiting for my order, I talked to couple from UK. I discovered why their was a queue for lunch, as the restaurant is very nice and somewhat posh and probably has a great reputation. I noticed that the staff are very particular about table arrangements, with everything lined up very neatly and with great precision. It reminded me of the Royal ...
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