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Lovely, sunny weather as we travel south toward the coast of France on the Gulf of Gascony. We skirted the coast of the Atlantic Ocean. We are on the western side of the Pyrenees which form a natural boundary between France and Spain. After we crossed the border into Spain we stopped for morning tea. Used our new language 'gracias'. We could see the Atlantic. As we travel along ...
... and build our church just here … you'll never even notice us, really … OK, you will. We'll make sure of that. But we'll leave all these pretty candy-striped arches all around it, OK?"
Rather than trying to describe the Mezquita, I’ve posted some photos here and below. (I was a little obsessed with the arches. You would be too.) The pictures can’t do justice to the place, though. It's one of the most beautiful buildings ...
When planning our trip I often wondered how Madrid and Barcelona would compare. I fell in love with Barcelona three years ago so Madrid had big shoes to fill. The thing is, you really can't compare the two anymore than the proverbial apples and oranges. Madrid holds a place in my heart too now. A lot of trees, parks, gorgeous architecture, charming ...
... After dinner we went for a walk along the main boulevard and through central plazas, to see the lights and found that many families in Sevilla were doing the same thing! The streets were full of families, many with babies and small children in strollers, out walking in the crisp air and enjoying the festive season. We found the social, family-oriented culture to be a wonderful part of Spain!
... Goya, Rubens, Murillo, Titian, El Greco, among others. The collection was overwhelming and we only got to see a small portion of the artwork on display, but we did manage to hit the suggested highlights!
The following day was another day of sightseeing, this time taking in the Plaza Mayor, Mercado de San Miguel (upscale covered market where they serve tapas and wines & beer to chatting, happy partakers!), the oldest door ...