White Horse Beach, Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

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

Saturday, March 5, 2016

Plaza de España, Centro, Seville, Andalusia, Spain

The Plaza de España in Seville was built for the Exposition of 1929. It combines many architectural styles of the region. I was particularly struck by the use of brightly colored ceramic tiles in what is mostly a rather formal structure.

It is a popular spot on the tourist trail and we lucked out with a spectacular sky on this day.

Grand sweeping concourses in color......

.......or black and white are dramatic.

This young girl was equally enamored of the beautiful place. Note the ceramic balusters and railings.

The moat that is part of the design offers small rowboat rentals for a few Euro. These adolescent boys were behaving as you would expect....splashing and carry-on.......hooting and hollering.......

.....banging into each other........which can only mean that......

....there is a boatload of adolescent girls nearby to impress. The girls, of course, are pretending they don't know the boys are nearby.  Ah, youth, so predictable.

It was a beautiful blue sky, white cloud day to wander about.

As a vegan, I don't support the horse-carriage trade but, they are part of reality and create part of the sense of place of this location.

A vendor spreads his wares, hand-held fans, on the steps hoping to entice tourists to purchase. We see many such fans for sale both on the streets and in retail shops. I imagine sitting at a bullfight in July when it is close to 100 degrees F that a fan is indispensable.

Sometimes it is best to just sit down and rest for a bit and soak it all in.

After making too many photographs - again - we head off to another tapas lunch.  Sometimes I wish it would rain more so I would stay inside and not take so darn many pictures. I like when Amy wears bright colors - she's easier to find when we get separated out and about.

Walk, walk, walk - Seville is that kind of city. I sometimes get tired but, not tired of it. 

1 comment:

  1. Great hat, and scarf, and bag, and camera, and smile, Amy.