Tag Archives: Seville

Wordless Wednesday – Torre del Oro, Seville

Sunday Photo – Flamenco Dancer

Taken by Mrs Wilbur at Seville Flamenco Museum

The Bridges of Europe – Part Two, Southern Europe

Korinth (Corinth) The Corinth Canal in Greece is an incredible feat of engineering and was once an important navigational route which allowed ships to enter the Aegean Sea. Carved through the isthmus at sea level, the canal is 6.4 km long with a width of only 25 metres. Impossible for modern ships to go through, the […]

European Train Tour #1 – Spain

Europe is a wonderful continent. Culturally & geographically diverse and incredibly easy to navigate from the Arctic to the Mediterranean or even the Atlantic to the Pacific. The best way to explore the region is by train with a vast network of train tracks criss-crossing the continent, connecting amazing cities and countries. Arm yourself with […]

Sunday Photo 41

The Torre del Oro (Tower of Gold)  in Seville taken in 2011 from the Guadalquivir River. Built in the 13th Century it was erected by the Almohad Caliphate originally as a watchtower and was later to become a prison during the Middle Ages.  

My Top Three Spanish Cities

Number Three – Granada So good that in the UK they named a Commercial TV Station, a Motorway Service Station and an Electrical Appliance Store Chain after it! Seriously, Granada is all you have probably heard it to be cracked up to be, and then some more. From the simply stunning ‘Wonder of the Modern […]

MY TOP TWELVE SPANISH CITIES – NUMBER 2

Sevilla The home of flamenco and oranges was the final leg of our 2011 Spanish tour that had started in Santiago de Compostela, continued with an overnight train to Madrid and then saw us speed on ultra-modern AVE trains to Cordoba & Cadiz before our arrival at Sevilla’s impressive modern train station. We rented a […]