Seville – The Last Days

After the great success of the choir trip ๐ŸŽถ, we had a couple more days in Seville before Andy joined us.

We visited the cathedral โ›ช๏ธ (the third biggest cathedral in the world) and climbed the Giralda (the bell ๐Ÿ”” tower).

One thing I haven’t mentioned yet is the food ๐Ÿ – we did eat many nice things, and some not so nice – there are so many places selling tapas it can be hard to get it right. ย We did have some really excellent food in Pimentonย ย – the gambas ๐Ÿคwere particularly good (the ones fried in butter and garlic).

We went over to Parque de Maria Luisa ๐ŸŒณ – and had a look at the Plaza de Espana ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ, it is rather splendid with painted ceramic everything and oh so many tiles โ™ฆ๏ธ๐Ÿ”ท. ย Rather than hire a row boat ๐Ÿšฃ, we decided to hire one of those cyclo contraptions ๐Ÿšด- the ones in which multiple people can sit and pedal and it all looks very jolly. ย I have a fairly leisurely attitude to transport ๐Ÿšด, Max likes to go fast ๐Ÿšต. ย The kindly man hiring it out to us immediately pointed Max ๐Ÿ‘ฆto the driving seat (how did he know) and off we went at a roaring pace ๐Ÿšต (I had been envisioning a gentle cycle about the park in the sunshine ๐Ÿ‘ง, I should have known better). ย The boy racer speed culminated in Max deciding to attempt a handbrake turn, because, you know, we were in a means of transport with wheels and a handbrake – and there was no one else on the road. ย We didn’t die, but we did go up on two wheels ๐Ÿ˜ณ – and afterwards Max did admit that perhaps it had been a little ambitious…..

There was some lovely bougainvillea ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒบin the park, which I enjoyed a lot (more than than the near death handbrake turn experience) and we then went over to the Museo Bellas Artes (art museum) ๐ŸŽจ to have a look at many Zubaran, Murillo and paintings by other spanish artists. ย It’s a rather beautiful building ๐Ÿค with neatly arranged courtyards and they have AIR CONDITIONING which was very welcome. ย You can also get in free if you are part of the European Union and have your passport with you..

Seville also has good shopping ๐Ÿ‘—๐Ÿ‘ ๐ŸŽ€ – I would happily go back just to browse the dresses, none of which are too expensive and are all beautifully made in bright jewel colours ๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’™. ย And I imagine would be the perfect place to have a dress or dresses made for a particular occasion.

So having experienced much culture, torn myself away from many dress shops, and survived a terrifying handbrake turn we met up with Andy who was joining us for the rest of the trip.

Alice xxx

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Seville Cathedral and Giralda
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Ceiling in the cathedral
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Another ceiling
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Ceiling detail
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View from the Giralda
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Bell tower
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Off we go
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Plaza de Espana


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Bougainvillea ๐Ÿ’•
Some more
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Ok and just a little bit more
Topshop bag, hush t-shirt, Tk Maxx shorts, Toyshadesย 
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Found God in the Museo Bellas Artes
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Sunny courtyards in Museo Bellas Artes
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Wonderful clothes shops