Seville – The Beginning

Next stop – Seville 🍊.

I took the high speed train 🚄 – and arrived in Seville 5 hours later, passing through many olive groves 🌳.

I really like Seville 🍊.  The sunshine ☀️ helped a lot, but it really is just a rather lovely place.  At the centre, surrounding the cathedral ⛪️, the streets are mainly pedestrianised – and there are endless little bars 🍹and restaurants 🍜 lining the streets – and orange 🍊🌳 trees everywhere.  It is rather wonderful 😊.

I was there with the Islington Choral Society 🎶 – I would like to make it clear that I DO NOT SING 🎤❌ – but know someone who does and I was there as support / enjoying a trip to Seville 💃.  The choir were about 100 strong, and I think we may have completely taken over the hotel.  Everyone was very excited – there were many mentions as to how brilliant the last trip to Perugia was.  There were to be two concerts – one in Seville 🍊 and one in Cordoba 🏰.

We all visited the Real Alcazar 🏤- the main palace in Seville.  This may have been my favourite place we visited – the palace is a interesting mix of styles from different eras, the first part we went into has bright orange and yellow tiles in floral designs 🍊🍋💐- the second part is Moorish 🏰 – tiles in geometric patterns ◽️◾️.  And I loved the gardens 🌳 – tiles 🔷♦️ everywhere still, with palm trees 🌴 and roses 🌹 and many archways 🏰.

The concert 🎶was in the church of Santa Maria Magdalena ⛪️ – and there had been many mutterings along the lines of – ‘no one is actually going to turn up ….’  however, when we got to the church it was full to the brim, mass had just taken place and NO ONE left👫👬👭.  The huge, very ornate church was packed  – and they stayed listening to the whole of Mozart’s Requiem 😯🎶.  Apparently local tv 📺had been plugging Islington Choral Society and people had turned up specially to listen 👏.  There was a lot of celebration after – the biggest audience ever 🍻!

Alice xxx

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Found them
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Good dress – making a silly face.  Dress – Mela Loves London; Bag – Alphabet Bags; Shoes – Superga; Sunglasses – Toyshades
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Seville Cathedral
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Sunshine on the Real Alcazar
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Great hats – in the Real Alcazar
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tiles
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decorations
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More great tiles
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swifts! in the Real Alcazar
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Main courtyard in the Real Alcazar
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Rather beautiful
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And more
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Tile maker’s ‘signatures’
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Ok another tile…
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But they were so pretty…
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blue
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a excellent colour combination
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reflection
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and the garden
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enjoying the sunshine
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best friends (actually)
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Roaming
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a great courtyard
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Fun shop and gallery – Wabi Sabi
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Columbus monument
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Kas limon and some fun shoes
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Sun and cathedral
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time for some singing
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the church
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And the enormous audience