White Horse Beach, Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

White Horse Beach, Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA
White Horse Beach, Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

Saturday, February 27, 2016

Seville Marathon, Music, Triana, Seville, Andalusia, Spain



On this Sunday midday, I stepped out the door right smack in the middle of the Seville Marathon. This time was the 32nd running of the event. On a very warm February day, approximately 13,000 runners weaved through the street of historic Seville. The event provided a few good photo ops during our afternoon out and about.



The police presence along the course reminded me of being at the Boston Marathon on that horrible day in April 2013 when terrorists exploded bombs killing and maiming many.



After walking through Centro, we ended up back on the Triana side of the river for lunch. The Triana neighborhood seems to draw us back time and again - for eating, parking, strolling, and just plain enjoying it's edgy ambiance. (On this street, parking on the left, parking on the right, driving down the middle).



We scouted these restaurants for future reference.



This Mexican restaurant/bar stays open until 5am in case dinner runs late - very late.



Music is everywhere in Seville. This man was walking down the street practicing his flamenco style of play.



This perfect Sunday afternoon featured many locals spilling out of bars and restaurants drinking, visiting, and enjoying life. I might normally call this a biker bar but, since half of them were scooters, that moniker doesn't really apply.



This street musician, a flamenco guitarist, was playing for tips from passersby.


Music training apparently starts early as this little one demonstrates. He's wandering around while his parents are lunching at a nearby outdoor cafe.



I left the chocolate ice cream on his cheek instead of photoshopping it out. It seemed somehow better that way.



It's never too early to start your own band.



The long shadows mean his parents' lunch is drawing to a close.



Back on the Centro side of the river, the golden hour provided this lovely scene.......with a bit of added texture......


......and so too, did the blue hour on La Avenida de la Constitución de Sevilla. We passed by here many hours earlier when the Marathon was underway. All traces have been removed, litter cleared, and now people are beginning their evening stroll. It's a beautiful life here in Seville as a tourist, probably as a resident, too.



2 comments:

  1. Great images of the young drummers. !!

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    1. They were way cute and no one minded the racket they were making. It was just part of the street noises of life.

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