The Taste of Fino Sherry: Seville in Photos

By Abi King | Spain

Mar 08

Seville photo fino sherry

Finding Seville Photos

I’ve been away from Seville for a long time. Not long enough to forget the sharp near salty tang of the local fino sherry, that bitter sensation that once warmed my throat like turpentine before seducing me with its subtler flavours. Not long enough to forget the ferocious summer heat, that outdoor bite of sunshine that pushes life itself into the confines of after dark.

No, Seville’s vivid details remain strong. But sitting on the aeroplane, sorting through photos for another project, it struck me how some things had started to fade.

The rhythm of the kayak paddles on the early morning Guadalquivir. The bold ceramics of the Plaza España, emerging step by step from its prolonged programme of renovation. The narrowness of the streets and the tall jets of private fountains.

The soft speed of the language, a chatter and chorus of cackling canaries.

My computer screen displays my upcoming projects: ideas and deadlines on digital sticky notes, a pixelated version of crazy paving.

I’m looking forward to writing more about Sydney, about Sweden and Poland, Malaysia and Jordan, the US and more. There’s the final stage of the ironroute journey, an upcoming class on social media for writers plus a foray deeper into the world of travel photography.

All in all, there is much to do and much to look forward to.

But before the cabin crew make me switch off for landing, I’m going to allow myself the luxury of enjoying my Seville photos.

Seville, it’s been too long and I’m looking forward to seeing you.

Have you ever been to Seville? Would you like to go?

Seville photos Plaza Espana

Seville Parador photo

Seville photos torre del oro

Seville photos aprons

Seville photos street

Linda March 8, 2012

Yes! Last there last year. It’s the prettiest city I know, and so tourist friendly – i.e. easy to get around, the old center is not traffic-choked, and so spilling over with history it made my toes curl! Also found prices very reasonable – moving on to Barcelona from there Barca seemed very, very expensive in comparison!

Patricia March 8, 2012

Yes, several times and hope to be there again later this year. A wonderful city and your photographs bring back some great memories.

dtravelsround March 8, 2012

Oh, Abi. My mind has been circling back to Spain so much lately. These photos are so beautiful … reminds me of all of the reasons I fell in love with this country!!

Federico March 9, 2012

I have been there Abby, great shots!

Camels & Chocolate March 9, 2012

So pretty! The top one is my favorite.

Dalene March 9, 2012

I am sad, sad, sad that I haven’t spent much time in Spain AT ALL yet. Must rectify. Lovely photos, as always…

Jana March 9, 2012

I sooooo want to go to Seville as well! I love Spain!!! And your pictures just make me want to go even more!!!

    Abi King March 15, 2012

    Thank you! It’s a great city – just avoid July & August if you can. Far too hot!

Emily March 13, 2012

Pretty photos! I’ve never been–I was hoping to go to Spain last summer, but I wasn’t able to make it happen. Seville is definitely on my list!

Abi King March 15, 2012

Get back in touch if you ever you manage to make it! Plenty of tips to share ;)

Erica March 15, 2012

Never made it that way when we were in Spain. I’m hoping we have some time this fall to rediscover it.

    Abi King March 15, 2012

    I hope so too! It would be interesting to meet up.

Que guapo ;) I still have to see so many cities in my own country… never been to seville. Looks beautiful!

    Abi King March 22, 2012

    It is a beautiful city! I think it’s typical not to know your own country too well…I still haven’t visited Edinburgh…

Paddy Waller March 27, 2012

Great photos, I have been to Sevilla three times and would still like to go back.Lovely city.

sofie November 14, 2012

I’vee been tehre once but only for a couple of horus, unfortunately. It didn’t amaze me, but I think we might not have experienced it the way we should’ve due to the lack of time.

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