Wonderful day in Sevilla! 在塞尔维亚精彩的一天！
22.06.2007 33 °C
This morning when we woke up, Spanish sunshine and breeze already were waiting for us to enjoy. Such a nice weather gave us a wonderful trip in south of Spain---Sevilla!
Our apartment was located in Malaga, just very close to the coast. From the balcony, we could see the blue sea and many white houses ( some hotels and some private villas )...
This was a very quiet morning.
We lived in the 3rd floor, the neighbors balconies and the small swimming pool could be seen from our balcony.
I liked standing on the balcony and looking around, the feeling was very nice.
It was the out-looking of our apartment.
Now we were driving to Sevilla, I took some pictures in the car. You could imagine that how busy I was! I did not want to miss any nice view along the highway！
But my honey always liked driving fast, it gave me much more difficulties to take some nice pictures in the car, as well as needed me much more concentration on operating the camera quickly while finding some nice landscapes, if not, then the pictures would be blur definitely.
Most of moutains in Spain are brown, too bald without many trees, just because of the dry weather, too much sunshine and not enough raining.
We would arrive Sevilla soon...
This was the city center of Sevilla.
After parking our car, we went to a restaurant to take lunch. We ordered some local food, they tasted different with Austrian food, some of them were really not so bad. But I did not like Spanish bread, not only tasted flavourless, but also not as various as Austrian ones.
Near the restaurant, we could see few parts of Sevilla Cathedral.
On the way to Sevilla Cathedral, there were many shops which selling some Spanish traditional clothes, fans, Spanish dolls and some other souvenirs.
The bell tower!
As soon as we entered the cathedral, we could see a big silver statue at the entrance.
The cathedral was very high, deep and magnificent. Each corner looked like a picture, very beautiful.
In such an old cathedral, it was very difficult to take some clear pictures by our normal digital camera. If used the flash, the quality would be even worse.
This was the grave of Kolumbus, who discovered America in 1492.
Sevilla Cathedral has many small chapels on the side parts, which are also a fine piece of art.
In the treasure room we found this beautiful crown.
Later we climbed up the bell tower...
...where we could get some nice views of the city.
The bull fighting arena.
We left the cathedral through its park.
On the street, some Spanish performers were walking toward us.
After the cathedral we visited the old palace, the "Reales Alcazares".
Here the muslim Kings lived many years ago.
The ceiling with fancy carving.
Typical muslim style architectures.
In this room the visitors would meet the King.
Though it has been built 800 years ago, it is still so beautiful!
The park in the palace.
Because the summer in southern Spain is so hot, there is always a park in a muslim castle in south Spain.
There you can find nice architecture, beautiful flowers, trees which are giving shadow and some fountains with cooling water.
It felt so nice to walk in this cool and quiet park at such a hot day!
Walking out from the palace, we could find the bell tower behind us.
After visiting the palace, we went to a restaurant to take dinner. I liked the wine with different fruits (orange and apple), which is called "Sangria". It is not strong, because it is mixed with fruit juice, but I still could not drink too much, because I was very easy to get drunk, hehe...
It was famous Spanish food, Paella! My honey liked it so much, but for me, not so special, and too salty, did not like it.
They were Spanish puddings, tasted just so so!
After taking the dinner, we took the taxi to visit the splendid "Plaza d'Espagna" (Spanish Square) in Sevilla.
The quiet square in the sunset.
In the square, we found many new couples coming here to take their wedding pictures. Obviously how popular here was!
They were the guests of the new couple, including the groomsman and bridesmaid. They just came here to take some pictures with the bride and groom.
On the base of the Plaza there are many images, composed of tiles, which are presenting the different regions of Spain.
This one is showing Barcelona, the second biggest city of Spain.
Could you find the moon?
Now it was getting dark, and the lighted lamps made the square look much more charming！
It was already very dark, about 10:30pm, but still had the new couple coming to take wedding pictures.