White Horse Beach, Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

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

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Jerez de la Frontera, Andalusia, Spain



Like almost every city and town we've visited here in Andalusia, the lunch crowd seems to be heaviest between 2-3pm. At home, I'm almost ready for dinner by then! The red platforms in the background are viewing stands for the upcoming Semana Santa observance. The trees - orange, of course!



The town has this beautiful art display in the plaza showing flamenco performances.  Jerez claims to be the birthplace of flamenco. Of course, other cities, Seville for example, make the same claim. Most seem to agree that the artform/music has roots in the gypsy culture as influenced by the special mix of other Andalusian attributes.



La Cartuja de Jerez, a monastery, was built in the late 1400's, and looks like a beautiful place to visit again when we have more time.  We just stopped by briefly on the way out of town seeing the spire peeking up beside the road. We'll be back.


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