|FROM THE MAIN PLAZA BEFORE TAKING THE ELEVATOR UP.|
In a recent post, I shared a couple of photos of the new construction at the Plaza de la Encarnacion in the center of Sevilla. The structure is called Metropol Parasol and it's the largest wooden structure in the world. The views are amazing and down below are the Antiquarium (the brand new archaeological museum), a restaurant, and Sevilla's farmers' market.
|LIKE BEING INSIDE A GIANT HONEYCOMB.|
Last night before dinner, Jerry and I took the elevator to the top of the structure and strolled the walkways to admire the spectacular views contrasting old and new architecture. Well, it would be more correct to say that Jerry and I both took the elevator up, but I alone strolled the walkways.
|RUN! A MILDLY PANICKING JERRY TELLING ME HE'S HEADING BACK DOWN.|
|A VIEW FROM THE BACK. NOTE THE WALKWAY SNAKING TO THE RIGHT.|
|A STUDY IN CONTRASTS.|
Jerry went out onto the first walkway concerned about the heights only to become more concerned about the vibrations. So, I continued on and he went back downstairs to check out the Antiquarium (built around the discoveries at the base of the Metropol Parasol).
|LA GIRALDA (THE CATHEDRAL BELL TOWER) IN THE BACKGROUND.|
The museum was closed (Sunday night at 9), but you can still see quite a bit through the glass and it was beautiful and fascinating. We'll have to get back to really explore the ancient history (ruins going as far back as 1 A.D.).
|LOOKING AT SEVILLA THROUGH A ROSE-COLORED PALACIO.|
REALLY CLOSE TO HOMEWe take possession August 1 of our apartment on Calle Cuna. We are elated. The apartment shares the top floor of a three-story former private palace in the heart of old Sevilla. Our "palacio" is on a pedestrianized street and is simply 10 apartments built in the shell of a former palace. It's only two bedrooms, but it's grander (in style and quality) than we expected to find. It's light and airy, and quiet; with large windows opening onto a charming and large interior courtyard and other windows looking out back. And the location is incredible. For those of you who know the city, we are across the street from the Palace of Lebrija, a fully restored private palace that is now a private museum. We are just a few minutes walk from Metropol Parasol, El Corte Inglés, and all the other shopping, dining, and people-watching you could possibly desire (and about 10-minutes away from that antique store that's selling my Parachute Jump, which would look so great in our new apartment).