Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA
Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Weddings and Sunshine, Triana, Seville, Andalusia, Spain

We set out for lunch today to celebrate Amy's birthday in our fancy rental car. Just kidding - about the car, not the birthday.

The car was actually waiting to take newlyweds Ana and Pepe from the church after the ceremony.

This is not Ana and Pepe but, they were mighty happy also.

We wandered about looking for just the right place for lunch. This looked good but, it had ham and cheese on it (not so good for vegans) and it was indoors - three strikes against it.

We instead settled on an outdoor cafe in Triana again on the pedestrian only section of street.

Our next door table mate was drinking and smoking and enjoying the warm sun with his family - it was maybe 72 degrees F or so - we were down to shirtsleeves in the direct sunlight.

A street musician wandered among the tables singing and playing a flamenco style of music - he helped create a great sense of place.

It was crowded with Sevillianos out enjoying the warm sunshine on a winter day.

The crowd at this bar beside the river spilled out onto the adjacent steps - drinking beer, laughing, and enjoying life. Bars and patrons (and police) here are more relaxed about where and how people consume alcohol in public.

Some folks opted for just sitting on a bench in the warm sunshine, no beer desired.....

......or having a coffee at an outdoor table. Both men and women tend to dress "to the nines" here as this woman in the hat demonstrates.

Also true for these four men - though perhaps it's "to the minus nines" in their case. It's a bachelor party and the man second from the left is the imminent groom. They are standing on the Triana Bridge drinking beers from quart/liter bottles - Salud!

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