76-02.08.-Fr-Seville

Sightseeing at Seville.

Not river Guadalquivir but Canal Alfons XIII parallel to it.
I booked a guided boat tour on a solar-power-driven boat. The boat was nice the guide a disaster.
The feathered leaves show that this is the palisander tree or Jacaranda and not dalbergia 😉
And here the other sort of palisander correctly Dalbergia. Its timber is fine wood with different colors used especially for woodwind instruments such as clarinet and oboe.
Teatro Lope de Vega.
And its backside.
Beautiful carrieges to enjoy the large Parque Maria Luisa.
And as a part of the Parque the famous and stunning Plaza de España. The reason to build was the Ibero-American exhibition in 1929. The diameter is 200 meters.
The Canal is 515 meters long with 4 bridges for the Spanish kingdoms of Castile, Leon, Aragon and Navarre.
Ceiling.
Some parts of the building are used as state departments.
Clinker.
Huelva one of the 48 Spanish provinces.
Scenery for Lawrence of Arabia and other famous movies the Plaza now is on the list of the treasures of the European film culture.
Bougainvillea.
The Metropol Parasol is a timber structure built in 2005 on the Plaza de la Encarnacion instead of a former market hall by German architect Jürgen H. Mayer.
And you can walk to the sky with an elevator for 3 euros and enjoy the overview. No queue in the afternoon but unbelievably hot on the balcony 😉
And get some information too.
One of So many wonderful buildings in the city.
Many alleyways give silent strolls through Seville.
My first view on the cathedral. For tomorrow I have a reservation for a guided tour through the cathedral and the tower.

Looks like holy Mary with her child.