Entries from My Place in the Sun tagged with 'Spain'

PhotoHunt - upside down

Spanish cured ham known as jamón ibérico, hanging upside down at a bar in Seville....

PhotoHunt - advertisement

The Osborne Bull (el Toro de Osborne) is the silent advertisement of the Osborne Group, makers of sherry and brandy. According to Wikipedia, there are approximately 89 Osborne bulls placed alongside roads all over Spain, Andalucía having the most....

A window to the Strait of Gibraltar

This is one of my favorite pictures from my recent trip to Andalucía, taken in the town of Tarifa the day before departing to Morocco. It represents some of my favorite things, all in one shot: old stone, wild overgrown...

PhotoHunt - chipped

A lion and a lioness in front of the Archivo de Indias (Archive of the Indies) in Seville. Although not shown in the photos, their tails were chipped-off at the root; only the ends remain....

¡Buen Provecho!

Tapas before dinner in Seville. Octopus, Galician style in olive oil and smoked paprika (center); tuna and potato salad (lower left); mussels in escabeche (upper left); and fresh marinated anchovies (upper right). The beginning of a wonderful meal we had...

La Tuna

No, this is not a post about the delicious Spanish canned tuna but about one of the oldest musical traditions in Spain, dating back to the 13th century. A Tuna is an all-male musical group made up of university students...

Gatos españoles ...

in Jerez de la Frontera. We were driving on a gravel road that lead into a vineyard and olive grove when we saw this little Siamese guy (or girl) following a girl on her way to school. I heard her...

La cobijada

On our way from Cádiz to Algeciras we made a quick stop on Vejer de la Frontera, a white town squeezed between the Andalusian Sierra and the Mediterranean Sea. With enough time to stretch our legs and get a drink,...

Around Andalucía

Five miles from Seville is the impressive ancient town of Itálica, founded in 206 BC — the first Roman settlement in Spain. The site comprises a vast amphitheater able to hold 25,000 spectators, wide paved streets, and ruins of villas...

El Real Alcázar de Sevilla

The Royal Alcázar of Seville is, without a doubt, one of the most impressive and finest palaces of the Spanish Crown. Its origins date back to the 10th century when most of Spain was under the rule of the...

The Cathedral of Seville

“Let us create such a building that future generations will take us for lunatics” According to legend, the quote is believed to be the message delivered at the beginning of the 15th century by the ecclesiastical council during the planning...

PhotoHunt: Wide

From my recent trip to Spain, a wide and grand sunset in Cádiz. Happy hunting and a great weekend to everyone!...

Romantic Ronda

We arrived in Ronda after nightfall and under cloudy skies. The town was quiet and uncrowded. After dropping our bags at the hotel, we walked the cobbled narrow street that leads to the 18th century Puente Nuevo (New Bridge). I'm...

Adiós Córdoba

Before moving on to the next town in our Andalusian itinerary, here are some random photos from our wanderings in Córdoba. On our first night we ate a delicious dinner at the Restaurante Almudaína located in front of the Alcázar....

Alcázar de los Reyes Cristianos

The word alcázar comes from the Arabic word al qasr meaning 'the castle'. During the height of the Caliphate, Córdoba governed over Al-Andalus—the portion of the Iberian peninsula under Arab control. In the 14th century, King Alfonso XI built the...

Charming Córdoba

When my husband and I first started planning our anniversary trip, I mentioned to him that I had only one must see city – Córdoba. We drove past this Andalusian jewel 27 years ago when we traveled around the region...

PhotoHunt: Breakfast

This is an Andalusian breakfast of toasted bread drizzled with olive oil. As an extra, one can request a small serving of crushed tomatoes to spread on top ... followed by a "cortaito", coffee with a splash of milk....

Churros!

I've been busy the last couple of days working on my hotel reviews for the Slowtrav site and organizing my photos. So far I have submitted three reviews and still have 7 more to do. While searching for the photos...

Remembering Spain

I couldn't resist posting these pictures after reading Kathy's blog. Here are two photos of Pablo clapping at the end of the show. It was truly a fabulous experience for him. I thought he'd learn to play the guitar later...

Tablao Flamenco in Seville

Kathy, a blogger friend from Slowtrav, is planning her first trip to beautiful Spain. She and I were recently talking about her upcoming trip and she asked me when was my last visit to Spain. It was in May, 1981....

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