Thursday, December 20, 2012

Magic and mystery

Yesterday we went to the Plaza de Espana, built in 1929 for the Exposition Iberoamerica. An impressive, fairytale-like building abuts a plaza with fountains and little canals; around it is intricate tilework used to create a map and a scene for each province.

There is tile-work all around, so that everywhere you look there is something to admire. If you are from Western Mass, think the states buildings at The Big E. ONLY KIDDING.

We walked around the Plaza and the gardens across the street in the twilight, a time when everything glowed magically.

It's great to walk around Seville, not a CVS or big box store in sight. There are actually old-fashioned drug stores.

At this time of year, you also run into Santa Claus scaling the walls and the Three Kings hanging from terraces.


Anonymous said...

Priceless shot of Katie at the Fountain!
Great to see you both enjoying history and mystery!


Anonymous said...

Michael and I were in Seville in September 2011 but on a tour of Spain and had only 1 1/2 days in Seville. We visited the Cathedral and the Alcazar but didn't see much else. You and Katie both look wonderful. Thanks for posting photos. Continue to have a wonderful time together.Betsy