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Photo Fever – Casa de la Pilatos Seville Spain

I’ll admit it, I have photo fever at the moment. I’m trying out the new SONY NEX5 (a lightweight camera that hopes to bridge the gap between standard SLRs and compacts), playing around with PhotoShelter (an online photo storage scheme) and hoping that the new, to me anyway, PhotoMechanics software will magically make it all quicker.

And I love it. I love taking photos, learning about taking photos and (albeit to a slightly lesser extent) learning about what to do with them once I’ve taken them. More about all of that later: the good, the bad and the ugly.

In the meantime, for today’s Photo Friday,  I I thought I’d share a few more, yes you’ve guessed it, photos.

Enough about photos already – tell us what we’re looking at!

Casa de la Pilatos Seville Spain

Main Courtyard, Casa de la Pilatos, Seville

Deep in those narrow, atmospheric streets of old Seville, lives the Casa de la Pilatos. Nothing to do with Pontius Pilate (according to some but not all sources), this is the family home of one of the oldest and most respected families in Seville.

With royal connections, plenty of cash and education (even for the women), the family have spent the last five hundred years or so building and tending to this house that to foreigners seems more like a palace.

Mudejar Architecture, Seville

Downstairs features engraved walls, intricate tiles with luminous colours and a central, soothing fountain. Upstairs houses a lot of very important paintings in that sort of darkish brown that usually sends me to sleep.

Casa de la Pilatos Gardens

The gardens, however, showcase the best of Andalucia.Finally, it’s also soothing to realise that I’m not the only one in love with taking photos…


5 Responses to Photo Fever – Casa de la Pilatos Seville Spain

  1. Jen Laceda October 23, 2010 at 5:04 am #

    What a beautiful place! Last time I was in Seville was ’96 and I’m not even sure I knew about this place. Did you use your Sony camera? I use a Canon G11 when I am too lazy to carry my bulky 5D dlsr :)

  2. Anna October 23, 2010 at 12:51 pm #

    Great photos. Your new camera sounds like a good one. My husband takes most of our photos but I’m learning!

  3. Evelyn October 23, 2010 at 8:37 pm #

    I have been to this Casa before. The story I was told that a very good friend of Pilatos built this house in a replica of Pilato casa in Rome. There is a reenactment at Easter where the soldiers knock on the doors 3 times for Pilot. It is a very beautiful place. I love Spain.

    • Abi November 3, 2010 at 10:32 am #

      Ah…Chinese Pilatos whispers, then.

  4. wandering educators October 25, 2010 at 4:34 am #

    what beautiful photos! you sure are doing a great job with the new camera! the detail is incredible.