I’ll be honest: I had hoped to have some Bugs flashbacks in Seville. No dice.
What I was greeted with first thing in the morning, was a lot of bulls. Bulls pulling carts.
Turns out this was a parade of sorts. People were dressed in traditional garb, the procession went for many blocks, and there were bands playing on the street corners. I, however, needed to get to my car so I could get a change of clothes and some toiletries, so I didn’t stay to appreciate the festivities.
On returning to the hostel, and after getting myself some breakfast, I set out to explore the town. This was immediately thwarted by a massive deluge of rain.
So it was that I only got out to see the city after about 6 or so.
But what a city. Yow.
The city has recycling bins set up all over town, which helps explain its cleanliness. However, they weren’t content to just set these bins up, they had them decorated by artists:
There is a super impressive cathedral in the town center. It’s the third largest church in the world. I would have loved to go inside, but it is closed for renovation.
Further on in the town center, is the Plaza Mayor. I can’t overstate how awesome this thing is. I was completely unprepared to run into something so modern and curvaceous in the middle of historic Spanish architecture. The juxtaposition is impressive and outstanding.
So that’s my experience of Seville. I wandered around and took more pictures, but I get the feeling that I’m going to be seeing the kind of streets, alleys, and shops all over Europe, so I won’t spew them up here.
Although this amused me:
Okay, so I’m a dork. But we knew this. Also, I had no sleep last night due to the symphony of snoring. Tonight I am armed with earplugs. Bring it, people.
So: Seville. Beautiful. Would love to spend more time here. But now I’m off to Granada and Malaga. Adventure awaits! Farewell Seville.