Street of Seville, Spain

After viewing the medieval bridge at Carhors, France, we passed through San Sebastian and entered into Spain.

We went as far south as Seville;  a place of immense beauty that I will never forget.

We roamed the streets of Seville as if any tourist did. We were in a maze of tiny, city-center streets which were little changed since medieval times.

In this part of the old town, I was particularly awed by the cobble street and the architecture on the sides.  The horse-drawn carriages and the shadows added to the atmosphere.

The color photo below brings my memory back to 1985, the year the trip was made.17-12-2004 4-20-16 PM_0008A

The yellow wheels of the carriages stand out from the image which otherwise looks quite plain.

While the color photo brings back memories of 1985; the sepia below brings back how I felt when I stood in the street taking the picture, surrounded by houses that were built many centuries ago.17-12-2004 4-20-16 PM_0008B

Again, another journey back in time  . . . . . . . . . . . I know as a retiree I now have all the time to go back in time  . . . . . . . . . . .

68 thoughts on “Street of Seville, Spain

  1. There is a painting that we have in our family – it hung in our house as I grew up and my sister still has it – of this very same view, same street, etc. I have always LOVED IT. Thank you for bringing it back to me Michael! Your blogs are always on my reading list…

    • I can imagine that if this image is a painting, it can be very beautiful. Hope I also have such a painting at home. Thank you and have a nice weekend 🙂

  2. Evocative photographs, especially the sepia tone. Seville is on my list of places to go. I have been to southern Spain for a 6 week visit and went to the American consulate in Seville but never had a chance to see the city. Northern England is this summer, Spain is next.

  3. Even both tones of color are very nice, I like the sepia one a little bit more ^ – ^ feel like I was pulled into the photo, to that long long road !

  4. Hi Michael – this is my favorite photo I’ve seen of yours since I’ve followed you, about five months ago. Something about the old, 80s quality of it…I love it. Thanks for sharing. I want to see more! You have a treasure-trove. Best, – Bill

  5. I can relate to your feelings about being in Spain. I had the same experience when I was there last year.

  6. And the wonderful thing is, Michael, I am sure those streets would be little changed today. Although modern European towns seem sadly to look all the same, those wonderful medieval city and town centres seem to say, “Hands off!” Time you had a return visit methinks!

    Have a great weekend. Corinne

    • I love those medieval places. Last year, we were tossing between visiting Spain or Croatia and ended up the latter. Revisiting Spain is on my list. Have a nice weekend 🙂

  7. I visited San Sebastian one time and very impressive this place with the view of Atlantic Ocean and The taste of food, also the lifestyle of the people. I would like to visit again. Really nice !! Luksana

  8. A very different and wonderful photograph of Spain. It is easy to imagine knights in armor riding horses through these streets. It is amazing there are no tv antennas, phone, power, electric lights, etc.

  9. Seville is one of my favorites too in Spain, then Granada, Toledo, Madrid and Barcelona. I’ve been as far as San Sebastian but I like to see more of the north too.

  10. 1985 would have been shortly after the fall of Franco. I visited in 2000 and still have fond memories. Thanks for bringing them back to the surface!

    • Hi Jenn, thanks so much for the nomination which I understand is an important award. I have decided not to pursue or accept any nomination / award during my retirement and for this reason, I have already turned down all similar awards. Knowing that my blog is read in many places of the world (over 160 countries) is already my biggest reward. With regret, I have to decline the nomination. Thank you once again for the nomination which is very much appreciated 🙂 Michael

  11. Even without the yellow wheels the first picture does not look plain at all! I only saw the top before I scrolled down and I thought it was amazing! It’s my dream to go to Spain…

    • I should say the cobble street was plain – but in fact it is an advantage, the plain street makes the colored wheels stand out. Thank you and have a great day 🙂

  12. Just mentioning the cobblestone streets, one can immediately hear the clickity-clack of horse hooves and the noisy wagon wheels. The beauty and the essence of these elements connects the experiences of the period through the centuries and up through moderninity and the contemporary traveler, be it in person or around the world, individuals viewing through technology, what you have lovingly captured. The essence of these elements, the builders’ art, humanity, and of the loving, meticulous exquisite way of the photographer.

    • Hi, they were the noises I actually heard when I was strolling that cobblestone street. That part of the street was near to the terminus for the wagons, but as the horses were coming near, you could hear those clickity-clack of their hooves. Thanks very much for your kind comments 🙂

  13. Michael, love your photos of España. We usually go to the white villages (Los Pueblos Blancos) of Andalucía because be love to sketch and paint them. Sevilla looks inviting!

  14. Michael you have a beautiful Blog and gorgeous photography. Seville is my birth city. Thank you for the images that bring back memories. We have like minds. I identify with your About words. Thank you. Congratulations on such a wonderful Blog! Madeleine

    • Hi Madeleine, I like Seville. I hope I can visit this beautiful place again. Glad that you like my About page and that we have like minds. Have a great week! Michael

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