I’ll Be Back Again, Next Year

Linked to Six Word Saturday here It’s been two years now and I can’t wait to return to the cities I love in Spain and Italy. Top of my list will be Seville from where it’s just a short trip by train to Cordoba. May 1922 free us from the fear of getting Covid and…

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Pull up A Seat Photo Challenge 21

PLACES WE SIT…OR MIGHT SIT…OR THINK ABOUT SITTING At Beziers, not far from Narbonne in France, there is an olive press with the best olives in the world and when I visit friends in the area, I buy as many of these, the Rolls-Royce of olives, the Lucques, as I can carry home. Here, among…

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One Word Sunday – Bridge

A selection of lesser known bridges away from the crowds in London, where life is slow, barges are still transporting goods on the river, and the peace and calm is a far cry from the hub and bustle of the Thames we are more familiar with. Then a hop over to Seville in Spain, where…

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Life in Colour 21

Link to Jude here. Jude has asked for White or Silver this month. First up, a couple of Spain’s White Villages, whose whiteness demands sunglasses at all times to cut the glare.

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Italy’s Cable Car Tragedy

The terrible accident yesterday in Italy sent me to my photographs of the time I spent there just over two years ago. The Italian lakes are beautiful at any time but my week there was exceptional, especially in the town of Stresa with its access to so many other towns along the lakes and to…

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Just One Person – in Madrid

Linked to Just One person from around the World at Cady Luck Leedy I was reminded of this man and his 100-year-old leather glove-making shop when I read a recent post of Cady’s so I dug out my photographs and scanned them in. I have no dates on them, no details, but I know it was…

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Pull Up a Seat: Photo Challenge

We are in Seville for both of my seats, the first one a lovely tiled seat in the Plaza de España which I’ve mentioned in another post here, a gorgeous extravagance of tiles, walkways, streams, bridges, more tiles, all within the Parque de Doña Maria Luisa. And still in Seville we are on our way…

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Sculpture Saturday: Seville

In the lovely Maria Luisa Park in Seville is a monument to the Spanish poet Gustavo Adolfo Becquer and his poem Amor Eterno (Eternal Love). The statue depicts three women symbolizing the three states of love, excited love, possessed love and love lost. Behind them are two bronze pieces, ‘wounded love’ and ‘love hurts’ and…

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Federico Garcia Lorca: Poet and Playwright

If you are interested click here I’ve received some excellent images from the Granada Tourist Board to illustrate the post uploaded earlier today and it has been edited to show these. I have also included a video I have found which I think is very interesting. If you have read the first one but wish…

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Federico García Lorca, Poet & Playwright

The name Ian Gibson, authority on Spain’s greatest poet, Federico García Lorca, came up in a discussion with Marie over at HopsSkipsandJumps, and reminded me of my trip to visit Lorca’s village in Fuente Vaqueros near Granada.  It is many years since I visited it but the memory lives on, and I still remember the…

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