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UNESCO, Seville and contemporary architecture in historic cities

Friday, September 27th, 2013

[caption id="attachment_12021" align="aligncenter" width="578" caption="This view of the Seville skyline shows the Giralda (left) and Puerta Triana (centre) dwarfed by the Pelli tower"] [/caption] Last week, I attended a three-day UNESCO "International Meeting" (ie mini-conference) in Seville on "Contemporary Architecture in Historic Cities", with speakers from the UK, USA, Netherlands, China, ...

The flavour of Andalucia, II

Thursday, September 19th, 2013

[caption id="attachment_11947" align="aligncenter" width="578" caption=" Michelin-starred chef-restaurateurs Dani Garcia (left) and Angel Leon at Andalucia Sabor IV in Seville this week"]

Blue Fin – the cava, to pair with the tuna

Friday, September 13th, 2013

[caption id="attachment_11899" align="aligncenter" width="431" caption="A new cava designed to accompany atun de almadraba, caught off the Cadiz coast."] [/caption] The other night, I was fortunate enough to eat a meal which was based entirely around atun de almadraba. This is atun rojo, or in English, blue-fin tuna, which is caught using ...

(Not the Bienal de) Flamenco season in Seville

Friday, September 6th, 2013

On even years - 2010, 2012, next year 2014 - Seville hosts one of flamenco's most important festivals, the Bienal de Flamenco, featuring performances by all the biggest stars, as well as workshops. Now, for those who experience flamenco withdrawal in autumn without a great series of stars to watch, a ...