Scribbler in Seville

Semana Santa

Oh brother!

This year’s Semana Santa here in Seville has, sadly, been almost as much of a washout as last year’s so far. Only a tiny proportion of the processions – consisting of nazarenos (hooded and robed members of local hermandades, brotherhoods),…

How I know it’s spring

So spring started at 6.14am last Tuesday. Here’s how I know my favourite season of the year here in Seville has arrived. It’s all about smells, sounds and colour. Flowers: sweet-scented blossom everywhere – azahar, theĀ orange blossom with pretty white…

Another view of Seville

Whose great idea was this Wordless Wednesday? I’d like to shake him/her by the hand. Why? Because it gives me the opportunity to do a post which is all pictures. So this week, the last of October’s Post A Day…

Out came The Sun

Hermano from El Sol This afternoon I persuaded my long-suffering family that we should make our one-and-only Semana Santa visit together to Seville. The last couple of days were total wash-outs, with every one of the pasos due to make…

Paso a paso

Last night I was fortunate enough to be out in Seville. It was a beautiful spring evening, very mild, with an atmosphere of excitement and anticipation as the first Semana Santa pasos (floats carrying statues of Jesus and Mary) made…

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