Scribbler in Seville

Seville

A colourful romería

A colourful romería

Last Sunday was our local romería, which I’ve blogged about before. The Romería de Torrijos takes place in Valencina de la Concepcion, near Seville, on the second Sunday of October. I covered all the historical background in the previous post –…

Flamenco flashmob in Seville (and Rome, London, Shanghai…)

Last weekend I saw my first flashmob*. It wasn’t a political statement, or a piss-take – not that there’s anything wrong with them. It was people dancing because they love it – for the sheer joy of clapping and twirling…

A to Z of Sevilla: Part One, A-F

The Alcazar, Seville’s Mudejar delight: a perfect example of the synthesis between Spanish kings and Moorish craftsmen. What defines a city? What is that essence which gives it an identity all of its own – the strange, arcane customs? The architectural…

Up with the gods: Seville cathedral cubiertas tour, part one

Last weekend, we made one of our day trips, to Sanlucar de Barrameda, a coastal town near Jerez and Cadiz, just across the mouth of the Guadalquivir river from Doñana National Park (seen in the distance in this photo). The…

Feria fashion: back to black

This year, Feria fashion has some interesting trends. The first is black – this isn’t a colour I’ve seen much in previous years, but this year there were a number of black trajes de flamenca. Maybe they’re a commentary on…

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