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La Noche en Blanco – late-night culture-fest in Sevilla

Monday, October 22nd, 2012

This Friday night, 26 October, Seville is holding a "Noche en Blanco", a night-time cultural festival. It's a full evening programme of events being held throughout the city, embracing all disciplines: literature, music, art, sculpture, at over 30 locations. Just to the north of the Setas, otherwise known as Metropol Parasol, is a group ...

What’s new up the Setas?

Monday, May 30th, 2011

[caption id="attachment_3206" align="aligncenter" width="578" caption="Aerial view of the walkway, which covers four of the six mushrooms. The viewing platform is the loop in the middle top of the photo, while the restaurant(s)-with-a-view will be in the part of the structure seen here from above as a white donut shape, in ...

Piecing together the past

Thursday, May 19th, 2011

[caption id="attachment_3050" align="aligncenter" width="254" caption="The entrance to Antiquarium Archaeological Museum, under Metropol Parasol."][/caption] [caption id="attachment_3056" align="aligncenter" width="254" caption="View of Antiquarium from outside the museum, through its wall-to-wall glass windows."][/caption] If you know Seville, whether as resident, past or present; regular or occasional visitor; or just as somewhere you've read about and would ...

A new view of Sevilla

Monday, May 9th, 2011

[caption id="attachment_2974" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="View of curving walkways, to bottom-most parasol, and Giralda and cathedral behind."][/caption] It's finally open - the pasarela (walkway) on top of the Setas, otherwise known as Metropol Parasol, the mushroom-like amorphous structure of six linked shades in the centre of Seville. This is a building which ...

Roman remains and contemporary architecture in Andalucia

Monday, March 7th, 2011

This week is Carnaval (that's the Spanish spelling, not a typo), and if you have children, you'll be dressing them up (if you haven't already) to go to school or nursery, or maybe just for your local town parade: so far this year, friends of mine have mentioned themes such ...