Tagged With "Seville"

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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day: June 19, 2014: Seville Oranges

DrFumblefinger ·
Seville oranges remind me more of lemons than usual oranges in that they attack your taste buds. You'd have thought the folks would have learned to plant mandarin or naval or valencia oranges!?
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day: June 19, 2014: Seville Oranges

PHeymont ·
But they're hardy, have a long season...and make wonderful marmalade! __________________________________________________________________________________
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Re: Suggestions wanted: Andalusia

PortMoresby ·
Will you have a car? I ask, because if you will, you might consider stopping at one or more of the White Towns between Seville & Granada. I stayed a week in a house just outside Iznajar, a lovely little place, and visited a bigger town, Antequera, worth a stop. For a brief stop I'd recommend the smaller town, one of a number in the area, millions of olive trees everywhere. There is no train there although Antequera has a station, but outside the town. Below the town of Iznajar, beside...
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Re: Suggestions wanted: Andalusia

PHeymont ·
I should have said, but no: no car...although I did consider taking one for a day, for the Jerez excursion. Sounds more and more, though, like we'll have to plan on returning to Andalusia another time...
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Re: Belles lettres et de belles choses: A wanderer's gallery

PHeymont ·
An apology...I mixed my files and misidentified the girl reading her stack of bronze books; we met her in Seville, not Lisbon!
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Re: Belles lettres et de belles choses: A wanderer's gallery

PHeymont ·
Another find for the Belles Lettres category: The 19th-c sign atop the older part of Madrid's Atocha rail station.
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Re: Hotel Alcazar-City Hall St. Augustine

Travel Rob ·
Fantastic post! And Casa Monica is across the street and it's still being used as a hotel
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Re: Hotel Alcazar-City Hall St. Augustine

DrFumblefinger ·
What a fascinating old building. Another thing to add to the list of things I need to see.
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Re: Hotel Alcazar-City Hall St. Augustine

Jonathan L ·
One thing I left out of the article. The Hotel Alcazar had a huge indoor pool. Today that pool is a shopping arcade and restaurant. I has a separate entrance around the back of the building. You have to go looking for it. The stairs were the how you walked into the pool, the restaurant is on what was the floor of the pool.
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Re: The Alcazar of Jerez: A Window into History

PortMoresby ·
Consider that an extra big "like".
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Interior, The Alcazar, Seville

DrFumblefinger ·
Interior, The Alcazar, Seville
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The Alcazar and Cathedral, Seville

DrFumblefinger ·
The Alcazar and Cathedral, Seville
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Entrance to Seville's ancient Alcazar

DrFumblefinger ·
Entrance to Seville's ancient Alcazar
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Interior, The Alcazar, Seville

DrFumblefinger ·
Interior, The Alcazar, Seville
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Interior, The Alcazar, Seville

DrFumblefinger ·
Interior, The Alcazar, Seville
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Meeting the locals - Sevilla

JohnT ·
Meeting the locals - Sevilla
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Seville Cathedral

JohnT ·
Seville Cathedral
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Alcazar de Sevilla

JohnT ·
Alcazar de Sevilla
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Tomb of Columbus, Seville Cathedral

JohnT ·
Tomb of Columbus, Seville Cathedral
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Christmas decorations, Seville, Spain

JohnT ·
Christmas decorations, Seville, Spain
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Spain Index

PHeymont ·
BLOGS Sept. 5, 2013     PHeymont      Barcelona's "Other Architect" Feb. 18, 2014     PHeymont     The Alcazar of Jerez: A Window into History Feb. 20, 2014     PHeymont      Six...
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The Alcazar of Jerez: A Window into History

PHeymont ·
Jerez is known to most people for its namesake wine—sherry—or as a center for Flamenco, but it has another less well-known attraction, its alcazar, originally a Moorish fort and military residence, then the seat of Christian mayors,...
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Six Tapas Bars in Seville, Spain

PHeymont ·
We just spent five days in Seville, walking the city, seeing the sights, taking a day trip to Jerez—and eating tapas. If ever there were a city with a tapas bar on every corner, Seville is it. In fact, maybe two on every corner!   Five...
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The Alcazar of Seville and the Puzzling Palace of Peter I

PHeymont ·
Throughout Andalucia, in Southern Spain, every tour and every site tells some part of a story of conquest and reconquest, of Moors driving out Visigoths, and falling in turn over centuries to Christian kingdoms. And yet, when one of those Christian...
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Walking Through Seville and the Centuries

PHeymont ·
Seville, the largest city of southern Spain’s Andalucia region, is as full of contrasts as you might imagine of a city that was important in the Roman era, was ruled by the Moors for centuries, and then became not only the seat of Spanish...
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Seville's Cathedral: Vast Spaces, Long History

PHeymont ·
In a world where every guide and guidebook tells you that you are at the biggest, most important, most interesting, most popular, most something site in the world, it’s often not only not clear what’s true, but why you should be impressed...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day: June 19, 2014: Seville Oranges

PHeymont ·
  Seville, Spain is the namesake of one of the most famous oranges, and the oranges are everywhere. Orange trees are common in parks and along streets, and there are often fallen oranges underfoot.   Walking the streets and seeing all these...
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Suggestions wanted: Andalusia

PHeymont ·
I'll be in Southern Spain next month for 9 days, staying mainly in Seville, but with a loop-around at the end (Thursday early to Cordoba, Thursday late to Granada, Friday and Saturday in Granada, and then back to Seville Saturday night for Sunday...
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Belles lettres et de belles choses: A wanderer's gallery

PHeymont ·
Beautiful letters and beautiful things...This is another shoebox selection, focusing on well-made signs and well-wrought details that just don't really fit somewhere else. You know the kind, I suspect...you've got these lovely pictures of London...but...
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Hotel Alcazar-City Hall St. Augustine

Jonathan L ·
Modeled on the Alcazar of Seville, Spain, the former Hotel Alcazar serves as Saint Augustine's City Hall and the home of the Lightner Museum, with its fascinating collections.
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October 9, 2017: Views from the Giralda, Seville

DrFumblefinger ·
Originally built as a minaret to a mosque, the belltower of Seville's Cathedral has long been used as an observatory. Thousands of tourists walk up its ramps every day to enjoy the wonderful views of the city.
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Jerez Cathedral and Neighbors: Where Gumbo Was (#75)

PHeymont ·
  Frequent-solver Roderick Simpson identified Gumbo's locale as the Cathedral of Jerez, in Spain. Another frequent contributor to the solutions spotted lots of clues: Spanish garb of non-angel statues, size not huge and cathedral not wealthy...
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An evening stroll in Barrio Santa Cruz, Seville

DrFumblefinger ·
We explore the narrow lanes and alleys of Barrio Santa Cruz, the old Jewish section of Seville, and discover a treasure of plazas, gardens and tapas bars.
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Re: An evening stroll in Barrio Santa Cruz, Seville

PortMoresby ·
Your photos bring back my own visit to Seville, DrF, including my hotel! Thanks for the memories.
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Re: An evening stroll in Barrio Santa Cruz, Seville

PortMoresby ·
From today's Guardian, something fascinating & historic to see next time we're in Seville, called ' the world's first search engine '.
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June 2, 2018: Metropol Parasol, Seville

DrFumblefinger ·
Our Pic of the Day features this large mushroom-like wooden structure, said to the largest wooden construct in the world.
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