"Las Setas," (the mushrooms) is a giant sculpture in the middle of Sevilla. For 1€ you can ride the elevator to the top and even drink a reasonably priced draught beer from the mushroom cafe, while looking out over the city. When I heard there was a giant mushroom statue in Sevilla I knew it was going to be a cool city.
On top of "Las Setas."
Chairs lined up for the holy week processions.
The mysterious neighbor.
If Obama were a bullfighter...
In these next two shots you see the Giralda, the belltower Sevilla's cathedral. It was built in 1184 and obviously without any modern technology. Its 343 feet tall and amazingly straight. It was built by the Moors, talented architects, there is an identical one in Marrakech.
The lively Spanish streets at night.
In all Spanish cities, even at 11pm on any given night people are out everywhere. Spanish people love to be out!
For the Sorianos reading this:
Soria is a small region in Northern Spain. People from Soria are called Sorianos, and for some reason they all flocked to Southern Italy many years ago. Now days it's a common Spanish, Italian and Dominican Republican last name.
My best guess is that sometime during the 14th and 15th century during the time of "The Crown of Aragon," which ruled parts of Spain and Italy, people left Soria and went to Italy possibly as sailors or soldiers and took a liking to the Italian women.
And now, for the funny hats. As a sign in a touristy souvenir shop said, "Not KKK." They must have gotten tired of being asked by Americans what the hell these people are doing dressin up like this. Actually, its traditional dress for holy week.
Still, I got a laugh seeing these guys everywhere, rushing to the processions with their outfits on.
A midnight procession, most of these shots are in Sevilla but this one was taken in Ubeda and is a good example of what a holy week procession looks like.
La Plaza de España, Sevilla.
The crisis lane, yep thats right bicycle sales are up.
People from Cadiz, and Andalucía in general, are known for their way of speaking which is never quick and to the point. They like to talk and they are never in a hurry to finish. In one word, they like to embellish.