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A Visit to the Alhambra

November 7, 2010 by


We took a day trip with a tour group to the city of Granada a few Sundays ago.  It’s a long way to go for a day trip – 3 hours up and back – but it was definitely worth it.  The Alhambra and Generalife gardens are by far the most remarkable place we’ve visited […]

Tears of Wonder; Tears of Happiness at the Basilica of The Macarena

November 1, 2010 by


There are many old churches in Seville as well as the beautiful Catedral that Bill wrote about.  The one church that made an impression on me is the Basílica de La Macarena.  La Macarena is Seville’s most revered image and is the patron of gypsies and the protector of the matador.  I’m not sure you can tell from […]

La Catedral de Sevilla Is Breathtaking

October 21, 2010 by


Last weekend we went to the Cathedral of Seville. It is an enormous structure built in place of a Moorish mosque after the reconquest of Spain in the late 15th century. But truth be told, despite its obvious enormity from the outside there is little to prepare you for what you see upon entering. It is literally […]

Las Puertas/The Doors

October 13, 2010 by


As Bill mentioned in the first post, the streets in our neighborhood are very narrow. So, if you are walking slowly, (and you are curious) you can’t help but look at the doors of the buildings. Some doors, such as these at the Iglesia de San Esteban are massive and very imposing. But if you look close, […]