I was born at an early age, as Spike Milligan famously reported. I don’t remember much about it. Apparently my mother nearly died after having me. In fact, she’d had a close call a couple of weeks earlier, when my father flipped the car upside down under a bridge by a stream in the middle […]
The delicacy of the decoration at the Real Alcazar in Sevilla is a breath of poetry, the colours of god….
Between Sevilla and Ronda lies the Parque Natural Sierra de Grazalema, a rugged, mountainous country of dramatic views and towering skies, where pueblos blancos – the white villages – cling to the rock. This is Zahara de la Sierra, where we stopped for lunch.
Three views of Sevilla, from the La Giralda bell-tower: the Cathedral, the bull-ring, the Real (Royal) Alcazar.
Seville Cathedral stands on the site of a great mosque, built by the Almohads in the 12th century. It is the largest cathedral in Europe. Its bell-tower, La Giralda, was in its original incarnation a minaret, on top of which were erected a Christian belfry and Christian symbols. You climb La Giralda not by stairs […]