A7, Javea to Sevilla. Mostly motorway. Mostly hard work - not much on the straight and level.
Rosinante on the right
Near the top - a pass at 1380m.
Apartment Cadiz, on the corner of Lumbreras and Santa Clara, Sevilla, Spain
Small but perfectly formed - the coffee machine and microwave, that is.
A fish tapas restaurante
Mr. S chooses...
...pork and pork. (the darker meat is braised Iberico - very tasty)
Dark chocolate truffle with pine nuts, decorated with raspberry and mango coulis. Melt in the mouth delicious.
Cloisters of the Convent of La Merced, now part of the Museo de Bellas Artes, Sevilla
Tiling on the wall of the cloisters of La Merced convent - Museo de Bellas Artes, Sevilla.
Museo de Bellas Artes, Sevilla - Cloisters of La Merced convent
Chapel of La Merced Convent - now 'Sala V', the Murillo gallery, Museo des Bellas Artes,.
... if you like that sort of stuff.
Most of the chapel was closed for renovation. 'Reforma' is a national past-time in Spain and appears to keep about 50% of the population busy.
From one cloister to another
Hermandad del Gran Poder (I think)
Early morning Sunday on Plaza de San Lorenzo
Diego Velázquez, in Plaza Duque de la Victoria wearing his Corte Inglés '¡No me toques!' suit.
Confiteria La Campana
Ayuntamiento de Sevilla on Plaza de San Fransisco
South end of Plaza de San Francisco, with Neo-Mudejar 'Flatiron' building.
Ayuntamiento de Sevilla. Exemplary Baroque excess. Luverly.
Whoops! dropped the focus.
Contractual obligation 'line of bicycles' shot, again.
Plaza de San Fransisco, Sevilla
The man who doesn't have breakfast gets the munchies at half twelve.
The streets of Seville - a quarter of a million tons of marmalade going to waste.
Calle Hernando Colon, looking South towards the Cathedral
Mudejar style entrance to the Paroquia Sagrario at the Southern end of Calle Hernando Colon
Paroquia Sagrario - door to the Orange Garden, a part of the Cathedral complex, which was cerrado.
... looking strangely like hookahs.
a locked exit
Palacio Arzobispal next to the Cathedral - Plaza de la Virgen de los Reyes is ground zero for tourists.
The Giralda - tower of the Mosque of Seville, 1198, and more recently of the Cathedral.
Plaza de la Virgen de los Reyes
Los Palos door. Eastern façade of the Cathedral of Seville
Tympanum of the Los Palos door. Eastern façade of the Cathedral of Seville & see comment.
Cathedral of Sevilla, South Aisle from the 'Los Palos' door next to the Apse.
looking out onto Plaza de la Virgen de los Reyes from the Los Palos door of the Cathedral.
all the fun of the fair!
Main entrance to the Archbishops's Palace
Above the entrance to Flag Square, wherein, confusingly, is found the exit from pay-to-view Real Alcazar, not the entrance.
The entrance to Flag Square, and dead ahead, door to the Mounting Block, current tourist exit from Real Alcazar.
View of the Giralda from Flag Square of the Real Alcazar
We wandered off in the wrong direction looking for the entrance to Real Alcazar. A passage in the Jewish Quarter
Gate in the Almohad wall to the Hunting Courtyard
Heavily restored and confected façade of Peter I's palace on the Hunting Courtyard
Mudejar stylee stuff around doorway to the palace of Peter I, 1364, from the Hunting Courtyard, Real Alcazar
Palace of Peter 1, Real Alcazar
More Moorish stucco than you can shake a stick at.
The Royal Chamber, opening onto The Maiden's Patio
Lovely plasterwork. Bish, bash, bosh - loadsa money!
The Royal Chamber, Palace of Peter I, Real Alcazar, Sevilla
The Royal Chamber
The Maiden's Patio, Palace of Peter I.
The Maiden's Patio of King Peter's Palace.
Octagonal roof covering the cupola in The Ambassadors' Hall. Painted plasterwork with the twin columns of Castile and Leon
The Vault Room of The Gothic Palace (1254) of Alphonso X, aka The Wise, of Castile. Door to the Tapestry Room on left and view to Gardens on the right. Remodelled in 1577.
Metra. Persian Fertility/Moon Goddess.
Homage to Charles V (1516-1556), who sponsored Magellan's first circumnavigation of the Earth.
Exit to the Pond Garden from the Gothic Palace, Real Alcazar, Sevilla
Part of the 160 meter long Grotto Gallery on the North side of the Gardens
You know who with trademark winged helmet and caduceus.
The Mounting Block... horses that is. Now the tourist exit from the pay-to-view part of Real Alcazar into Flag Square.
View from the exit of the Mounting Block across Flag Square (a no pay part of the Alcazar) to the Giralda.
Exit from Flag Square, Real Alcazar, looking across Plaza del Triunfo to the Cathedral.
The Giralda, from Plaza del Triunfo.
Gallery ornamented with the arms of Castile and León, East end of the Cathedral, South of the Apse.
House and Orange tree on Plaza del Triunfo across from the Cathedral, Sevilla.
Top of The Giralda
Yours for only 80€ an hour inc. horse and driver.
The Giralda from the South end of Calle Placentines
At an expensive tourist trap restaurant in Calle Placentines
Spanish Electrics, a perennial obsession. Hey! If it works, don't fix it.
All we need now is a building to go with the wiring.
More Neo-Mujedar architecture.
More quality veg electricals.
Street entrance to an apartment block.
The Plaza of Hercules
The twin columns at the North end of the Plaza of Hercules.
In the excellent tapas bar/restaurant near the corner of Santa Clara and Lumbreras
At La Parrilla del Badaluque - Argentine steak on the barbie. Es muy rico.
Phil demonstrates how large he wants his - and it is so.
Just get on with it...
The courtyard of 72 Santa Clara, Sevilla. Renovated 2 years ago, as can be seen in Google Earth/Maps
Self portrait in wardrobe mirror
Bread, olive oil, tomato, salt. Food of the gods
Very trad tapas bar. The others went in the evening. I slobbed out in front of Spanish TV.
working under a pseudonym
El Divino Niño - robed and swaddled
P in Lumbreras Tapas, 65 Santa Clara. Magnificent.
Plaque under an archway at the Ayuntiamiento de Sevilla
Sevilla's Neo-Mudejar 'Flatiron building' on the Plaza de la Constitucion
Globalisation rulz ok. Just like Richmond High Street.
Expensive biscuits et al. I'll stick to Lidl.
There is a matching pair of these superb erections at the other end of the Plaza de Hercules featuring heraldic beasts.
Panorama to South from Puente de Isobel II, Sevilla
Puente de Isobel II to Triana
La Capillita del Carmen, Merdado de Triana, Seville, Spain
Somewhere in Triana
Elevenses, somewhere in Triana
WITH SMELL OF ORANGE BLOSSOM AND ROSEMARY
& WITH SMELL OF GUNPOWDER AND BLOOD
Back to the Real Alcazar
Why walk directly on irreplaceable tiling? Restore it, clean it up and glass it over.
The Infantes Rooms
Centre most of the Infantes Rooms
The Ambassadors' Hall - used by Peter I and his heirs as the throne room.
The Maiden's Patio, again.
The Miracle of Mudejar
Pantone numbers? Sevilla's favourite colours
Garden of the Real Alcazar, Sevilla, Spain
Cerrado since the Ark, till the Rapture, by the look of it.
Works for me!
The Alcubilla Patio
From a stairwell on the South side of The Mounting Hall
View cross The Mounting Hall, Real Alcazar, Sevilla
View across the Mounting Hall, Real Alcazar, Sevilla
Scrapbook and postcards
Apt. Cadiz terrace aka the smoking lounge
The second bedroom
Common entrance to the Seville apartments at 72 Santa Clara
View from the Seville apartments entrance.Possibly the best tapas bar in Sevilla, Lumbreras Tapas, is in the bottom left hand corner of shot.
Looking South on Santa Clara. Rosinante in foreground
Looking South at the corner of Santa Clara and Lumbreras, Sevilla
Plaza de San Lorenzo, Sevilla