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Five Shots: The Colors and Patterns of Spain Part I

1. Basement of the Alcázar 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 María la Blanca is a museum and former synagogue in Toledo, Spain. 1180.


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. 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.


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


  3. 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. 🙂


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