Scribbler in Seville

Campeones! Campeones! y Campeones!

Last night, the Spanish football team made history by winning its third back-to-back major competition: Euro 2008, World Cup 2010 and now Euro 2012.

Two of the team’s players are native to Seville (well, the province) – Sergio Ramos and Jesus Navas. Ramos, in fact, hails from my husband’s home town – the unlovely conurbation of Camas, best known for the factory which supplies drain covers to various cities around Spain. Nice.

After Spain gave Italy a sound beating – 4-0 is the most definitive victory ever in the European Championship (one of many records broken last night) – Sevillanos poured onto the streets to celebrate. Due to poor timing and recalcitrant children, I missed the big moments in Puerta Jerez and the Setas, but managed to catch a few snaps around Avenida San Fernando and the Alameda.

While my long-suffering husband stayed in the double-parked car with two by-then-sleeping children (how terrible a mother am I?), I dashed around like a mad woman snapping the sea of yellow and red which washed over the streets of Seville last night.

Some of these photos were taken out of the window of a moving car, so apologies for the poor quality. What they lack in technical prowess, however, I hope they make up for in atmosphere – the people’s expressions of delight and pride.

13 thoughts on “Campeones! Campeones! y Campeones!

    1. Fiona Flores Watson

      Thanks – telling me! Lots of wry jokes on Twitter at the time about whether things would be magically improve the next day (they didn’t). BTW a really good friend of mine has just moved to BCN (strict veggie), so I will be visiting her soon – my first ever trip to the city!!

      1. Mad Dog

        Wow – take here to my friend Alfredo’s vegetarian restaurant – Sesamo – he’s a great chef. Otherwise, there are lots of good Barcelona restaurants on my blog and of course there are wonderful things to do which don’t involve food 😉

  1. Asturian Diary

    Love it. The photos capture the atmosphere perfectly – blur and all. You can almost even hear the NOISE!!! (That might be my ears still ringing from last night though!)

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