Cadiz was our next port of call, but as we had been here before Ursula and I had other plans. We immediately departed for Seville — the fourth largest city in Spain and an absolutely incredible destination. By now we were well into our third week on this trip, and I was in desperate need of a haircut. Alas, I could not find the barber for whom I was searching.
This location has been used in several films, including the epic Lawrence of Arabia and Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones. Does the following bridge look familiar to you Star Wars fans, for instance?
Another wonderful photographic opportunity is the Seville Cathedral, officially the Cathedral of Saint Mary of the See.
This enormous structure is the largest Gothic Cathedral in the world, and the third largest church. It was built on the site of a former Mosque, with construction spanning 104 years starting in A.D. 1402. Alas, the mosque is not completely forgotten, as the Seville Cathedral’s bell tower — called Giralda — is actually a minaret re-purposed from the previous structure.
The Royal Alcázars of Seville is another blog in and of itself. That will come next week. This week’s Fun Photo Friday I’ll present some of my favorite Seville photos. Until then enjoy today’s photo gallery: