When most of you were new to this blog, some clicked on the Travel tab above, checked ‘Spain 2011’ and ‘Italy 2011’ and found nothing but a single photo and an apology from the slow woman. There were those who asked, when are you going to post the pics? Well, I think now is a good time as any, before we are inundated with the Christmas-related posts and preparations and before a post about Rafael Nadal is mistaken for ‘bon nadal’. (Yes, there will be a post about Rafa, haha, I wasn’t entirely kidding.)
We started our tour in Seville or Sevilla, in the Andalusian region of Spain. The photo above is of La Giralda which is probably Seville’s most famous landmark. The Giralda was a mosque’s minaret that later became the tower of the Cathedral of Sevilla. Entombed inside the cathedral is Mr. 1492 himself, Christopher Columbus, who did not direct Home Alone. I took that picture from the Plaza Virgen de los Reyes, standing under a naranja (orange) tree. Naranjas are as common in Andalucia as coconuts are in the tropics.
Also common are serranitos (warm sandwiches). We had them everywhere but the best, omigod THE BEST were these jamon serrano ones at El Patio San Eloy. Months later, I still dream of them.
Here are a few more pics of Sevilla taken from inside Barrio Santa Cruz:
~ Palacio Arzobispal (Archbishop’s Palace). With our luggage in a cameo role. ~
~ the circus was in town ~
~ shawls and fans. How lovely is the word abanico? ~
~ jamon, jamon, jamon…*drool*…jamon, jamon, jamon ~
~ early morning hours at a side street near our hotel. Just like everywhere else we went to in Spain, it was so clean. ~
(Next up on the Postcards series: The Alhambra. Ole!)
By the way, I’ve broken down and allowed Facebook to lure me in, haha. It’s still kind of lonely there right now so I hope you say hello. 😀