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Twilight at the Alamillo, Seville

Alamillo Side

Most riverside walks in Seville take in the city’s historical sights, such as the Torre del Oro or the notorious bullring.

A little further out, however, Seville reveals its modern face, the lights and the energy of a city on the up. Starting in the Parque del Alamillo, by the Olympic Stadium, we navigated by following this striking metal symbol: the Puente Alamillo.

On the Alamillo

Known locally as the Harp Bridge, this landmark formed part of the regenerative Expo 92, designed to transport people to and from a formerly deserted island. Today, it’s also an impromptu playground, with children scrambling up the central pillar and sliding back down.

On the bridge

Back on dry land, meanwhile, Seville’s urban artists decorate the concrete walls in their own way.
More graffiti

Bird graffiti

Seville graffiti

Puente del Alamillo

Puente del Alamillo – A Modern Landmark in Seville




11 Responses to Twilight at the Alamillo, Seville

  1. Mikeachim November 13, 2009 at 12:13 pm #

    That’s some bridge.

    Shades of the Newcastle Millenium Bridge, and the smaller version here in York. But I prefer the rebellious asymmetry of the Puente Alamillo.

  2. Tim Marks November 13, 2009 at 3:39 pm #

    Bridges make such great subjects. One tower suspnsion bridges seem to be all the rage lately, we have on nearby in Toledo Ohio but this one is much cooler.

  3. TheWordWire November 13, 2009 at 6:17 pm #

    WOW! I love the shot of the bridge from the perspective walking across it. Very cool! Spain is still on my to-see list… in the meantime, I appreciate the virtual trip!

  4. Sharlene November 13, 2009 at 6:42 pm #

    What beautiful pictures! The bridge reminds me of the new bridge in Boston.

  5. Kymri November 13, 2009 at 10:38 pm #

    You’ve done well capturing it in great dusk light!

  6. Marina K Villatoro November 13, 2009 at 10:55 pm #

    I’m still geting over how beautiful that bridge is and the rest of the pictures look amazing too.

  7. FlipFlopCaravan November 13, 2009 at 11:17 pm #

    The design of this bridge was replicated in Redding, CA to build the Sundial Bridge. On the tower side of the bridge there are markers inlaid in the ground and the tower acts as the sundial hand – quite impressive.

  8. Dominique November 14, 2009 at 6:58 pm #

    Regular readers of my blog know that I have a real weakness for bridges, so I loved these photos. I was going to mention the bridge in Toledo, Ohio, but I see Tim already beat me to it!

  9. Abi November 17, 2009 at 2:12 pm #

    Thanks for the comments! Yes, I have a weakness for bridges – see the growing collection in the Science category…;)

    I haven’t seen the bridge in Redding – but the sundial feature sounds an impressive addition to this one (also designed by Santiago Calatrava)

  10. Cate November 20, 2009 at 11:31 pm #

    That bridge has some great lines, I love the lat shot, it reminds me of a harp.

  11. Abi October 3, 2010 at 5:24 pm #

    Me too. I still enjoy the view…