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The parasols in pictures

March 31, 2011 – 12:15 pm

Today’s post is going to be a picture post, so to speak.

Yesterday I popped into Seville to have a look at the unveiled Mushrooms. Here are some photos, showing different angles – this building is all about sinous shapes, flowing forms and other alliterative descriptions.

Escalators and stairs up to the first-floor Plaza Mayor, concert and event space.

View of the central part of the Setas, with market and future restaurant premises on ground floor, and up to Plaza Mayor. As you can see, the cranes are still there.

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Escalators and stairs up to the first-floor Plaza Mayor, the concert and event space, with Seville city's flag.

The Antiquarium archaeological museum.

The entrance to the Antiquarium archaeological museum in the basement, with Roman mosaic logo.

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Another view of this curvy structure, with the European flag.

New and old: the two faces of Sevilla; La Iglesia de la Anunciacion, on Calle Laraña.

New and old: the two faces of Sevilla. La Iglesia de la Anunciacion, on Calle Laraña, and the arm of Parasol 6, the one which is positioned furthest away from the main part of the structure.

Where the ground-floor restaurants will eventually go.

Where the ground-floor restaurants will eventually go.

Another flag, this time the Spanish one.

This time it's the Spanish bandera, plus a few token plants to add some colour to the monotone (the flags will be gone soon).

 

The ground-floor restaurants won’t be open for another couple of months, because the Planning Department of the Town Hall hasn’t given them their licences yet. And those up on the top of the mushrooms (the central two) are still having safety checks. The museum is due to open on 1 April – tomorrow, the same day Charles and Camilla roll into town on their official visit. So for now, it’s just the waffley parasol mushrooms themselves to feast your eyes on. Enjoy!

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