Tuesday, April 29, 2008


Seville was our last stop in Spain, mainly to see the Alcazar, which was built for a Christian ruler but using Islamic design (and some of the same craftsmen who worked on the Alhambra in Granada).
This is the ceiling of the throne room, intended to look like the stars. As at the Generalife in Granada, the gardens were beautiful and had lots of water elements. Also in Seville is a huge cathedal with an amazing high altar including over 1,000 carved figures.

This is a view from the tower, which is fun because it is all in ramps instead of stairs. The guidebook said that was so the guards could ride their horses up the tower. Seems unlikely to me!

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