Five Shots: The Colors and Patterns of Spain Part I

1. Basement of the AlcΓ‘zar of Seville, a royal palace in Seville, Andalusia, Spain, originally developed by Moorish Muslim kings

Traveling to Madrid, Toledo, Seville, and Barcelona was filled with heat (35-44c), bright colors, fun food, and boundless patterns everywhere. Here are some pictures highlighting the colors and patterns from the trip. You decide which is the best shot.

2. The Plaza Mayor was built during Philip III’s reign (1598–1621) and is a central plaza in the city of Madrid, Spain.
3. Joan Enjoying Anchovies at Plaza Mayor

 

4. Flamenco performance in Seville
5. The Casa de Pilatos, Pontius Pilate’s house, Seville
6. Pontius Pilate’s House, downstairs courtyard
7. Inside looking out at Pilate’s House

 

8. The Great Mosque of Cordoba, two hours south of Madrid, was a Visigoth, Christian temple converted into a Mosque when Muslims ruled in the late 8th century.
8. Toledo Castle
9. Corpus Christi celebration, Toledo
10. Santa MarΓ­a la Blanca is a museum and former synagogue in Toledo, Spain. 1180.

 

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11. Cold tomato soup, Sangria, and a fan to keep the face cool.

 

32 thoughts on “Five Shots: The Colors and Patterns of Spain Part I

  1. Gorgeous! I am so jealous! πŸ™‚

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    1. Oh, please don’t be. I’m fortunate that parents trust me with their teenager to travel far from home or I wouldn’t get there, most likely.

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  2. Being a huge fan of ‘real’ Flamenco, I have to choose that shot. But it goes without saying that they are all good.
    As I have only been to Catalonia, I am envious of your extensive tour, though not in 44 degree heat!
    Best wishes as always. Pete.

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    1. She was something. She did a somber dance followed by a young man who was strutting his stuff.It was a small venue at the Flamenco Museum in Seville. The singer and guitarist were outstanding. I could listen to 6 string guitar music all day. The day after the performance, some of us are at a crosswalk and the singer in civilian attire stands right next to us. We became instant fans. He gave us an autograph and his CD. How strange that only 20 minutes prior, we toasted at the dinner table “to foreign encounters and new friends”.

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      1. Try this, when you get time.
        http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0085297/
        Simply wonderful. πŸ™‚ x

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        1. Hi Pete, oh, that looks lovely. I will rent it. πŸ™‚

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          1. I don’t think you will be disappointed. Saura is a master film-maker. x

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  3. Rafael del Casal June 23, 2017 — 9:35 am

    ! Gracias por compartir tus fotos encantadoras, Cindy ! Estoy feliz que te hayas divertido inmensamente.

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  4. Stunning pictures, what a beautiful place to visit. Looks like the food is good as well!

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    1. Cold tomato soup was just what we needed after walking around in the heat. Thanks again, Paul, for commenting. πŸ™‚

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  5. All of these pictures are great – I gravitate toward food pics, but I think the texture and pattern of The Great Mosque is stunning…great photos!

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    1. Hi John, and thanks. Yes, I love the color of food. Not an anchovy fan, per se, but they were prettily arranged.

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  6. A lot of very beautiful photographs there!

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  7. You appear, altogether, to be having just too much fun!

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  8. Dang !!! you’re igniting my travelling bones !

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  9. Great pictures to inspire me to return again to Spain!

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    1. Tell me about the coast south of Barcelona. I imagine it would be a great trip to meander down and around the bottom of Spain’s coast.

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      1. Coast or country, both get my recommendation!

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  10. Great memories for you!

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  11. I find Spanish culture so rich and varied. They have a real history.

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    1. I loved the layers of Christianity, Judaism, and Muslim architecture. It’s an attractive hybrid, those palaces.

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      1. Absolutely stunning.

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  12. Amazing pictures. It has to be number 8 for me.

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    1. Thanks, Abbi. It was an impressive fortress! I loved the blending of the world religions. The architecture was amazing.

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  13. Loved them all, but the first one in particular really had me going back for seconds. πŸ™‚

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    1. I loved the glow of gold and the underwater reflection. Thanks, Ian.

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  14. I enjoyed these photographs! Yes, I have been to the Plaza. (See earlier post. . .)
    We went to a bullfight, we went to the big (federal) Exhibition Museum, we saw Pablo Picasso’s and Salvador Dali’s separate museums. We toured a church or cathedral in each town we stayed in. I wish I were more informed. . . I think I have postcards and tickets. Again, silly teenager who didn’t take a lot of photographs. πŸ™‚

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    1. We wanted to go to a bullfight, but it was out of season. It’s fun to absorb the culture. The pictures are in your memories!

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