White Horse Beach, Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

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

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Wandering About, Centro, Seville, Andalusia, Spain

Although there is a quite a lot of foot traffic all day and evening in the pedestrian only areas along Calles Tetuán, Sierpes, and Cuna, it still surprises me that so many small shops can seem to thrive - this one sells wine and little sanwiches. The competition seems fierce in terms of numbers of competing elements.  On the bright side for consumers, it keeps the prices down.

And there is certainly no shortage of sweet shops, either! ("Para llevar" means, "to go," " to carry out.")

The Metropol Parasol is an interesting visit at different times of the day as the light and shadows shift with the changing sun position.

A fascinating design.

I am starting to be able to tell time by the size of the crowd at a sidewalk cafe. I'd guess about 1:45pm for this one - too early to be full with lunch patrons.

The practice seems to be if you can squeeze in a row of tables without blocking the sidewalk, then go for it.

Outside the Seville Cathedral, even tourism seems to slow down at midday.

This street guitarist was playing more of a New Orleans style of music, what with a harmonica, a foot tambourine, and a bottle neck slide guitar tune. CD's for sale for 12 Euro.

And not too far away, against the centuries old wall of the Alcázar, a flamenco guitarist plays a more locally fitting style of music. CD's for sale for 15 Euro.

Public display of affection is not uncommon......

... although these young school kids found it quite funny - or totally look-away-embarrassing.

Maybe she doesn't see you sneaking a look at your smartphone - but I do.

Another of the many Seville public bicycles. The program, Sevici, has 2500 bikes at stands around town and are quite popular with both locals and tourists. Unisex design, baskets, front and rear lights, and sturdy. I haven't used them but, I see them everywhere in use.

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