Spain Trip Recap
November 11th – 20th, 2014
Bella España – Beautiful Spain!
I leave early to go to the train station to take the AVE high
speed train to Sevilla…what a wonderful experience that was…a
short 45 minutes and all your eyes could see were orange dots on
orange trees. It was amazing. Beautiful countryside. Now in
Sevilla my guide meets me to show me the Botanic Garden which
not large but packed then on to the Alcazar and its gardens. In
the garden there is a koi pond and as you can see there were
many. The Gardens of the Alcazar in Sevilla are beautiful. It is
a UNESCO site. As you walk around inside you cannot help but see
the work of hundreds of people over centuries who have left
their mark here. Take for instance the tile work ..just look at
the intricacy of detailing to cut all those pieces so they fit
Afterwards I left my guide to do some sightseeing of my own.
Sevilla is just the most wonderful city to walk around in. I had
a map and sometimes you just have to follow your instincts as to
where you are..let yourself go and you will discover all sorts
of exciting things just walking. I had two nights here so I made
the most of it.
While in Sevilla I enjoyed Afternoon Tea at the Alfonso XIII
Hotel. Constructed by command of King Alfonso XIII of Spain to
house VIP guests at the Iber-American Exposition in 1928, the
hotel has, for over 85 years, been the place to stay for
royalty, heads of state and those keen to share in its aura of
history and glamour.
Today its distinctive Mudéjar-style architecture of sweeping
arches, decorative brickwork, wrought-iron, ornamental towers
and glorious ceramic finials continue to charm guests and locals
alike and cement its iconic status.
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