Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Wedding dress hunting in Sevilla.....

No dolly talk today but I thought I'd share some photos taken yesterday on my iphone, whilst in Sevilla.  My son Brendan's fiance, Virginia, is over here in Spain for a week on the hunt for her wedding dress.  Because she and Brendan are now living and working in the UK, but they're getting married here in Spain, she is doing as much as she can well in advance of their September wedding, so the dress was high on the agenda.

Obviously no photos of the absolutely gorgeous dress that she's ordered, you'll have to wait until next September to see those, but just a few general photos of Sevilla.  It was another gorgeous day, the temperature was 26C all day and there were so many tourists about wearing shorts that you'd have thought it was a summers day and not November!!!

I didn't enhance the colours at all, the sky really is that blue!

The lady shoppers!!  Left to right: Rosario (Virginia's grandmother), Virginia, yours truly looking fat, and Mari Carmen (Virginia's mum):


From the car window:


 Sevilla has some beautiful architecture:


The horse 'taxis', which take tourists around the city, are very popular as a mode of transport!





The Gothic cathedral of Seville, which is the biggest Gothic Cathedral in the world and the third biggest church in the world.   Construction on the cathedral began in 1402 and continued until 1506. The remains of Christopher Columbus are entombed in the cathedral.  


Below, the Giralda tower, which is a bell tower of the cathedral, is 104.1 metres (343 feet) tall and was originally built as a minaret during the Moorish period,  with a Renaissance style top subsequently added by Spaniards.  Construction began in 1184 and were completed on 10th March 1198.  If you're interested, more information can be found on the internet!



Some 'headless' street buskers! 


Virginia on the left with her friend Elena, a lovely girl who is going to be one of the bridesmaids.  Brides don't usually have bridesmaids here in Spain but Virginia is bringing some British traditions into her Spanish wedding!


Elena, on the right, loves to dress as a 'goth'.  When asked if she preferred any particular colour for her dress I thought she might suggest black....fortunately she said "please, any colour BUT pink!!"

The envelope contains the receipt for the deposit from the wedding dress store!!! 


One of the entrances to the cathedral.  It actually has fifteen doors on its four facades!


The 'turrets' of the cathedral: 


I believe the building below is actually just a very attractive apartment block!  


Well I hope you've enjoyed this very very small tour of central Sevilla, here in Andalucia. 

I hope everyone has a lovely week!


14 comments:

  1. Thanks so much for showing Sevilla. I love to see it through your eyes, the architecture and the horsetaxis, the people and the streetlife.
    I never got the chance visiting spain so far.
    Thankfully you all found a weddingdress for your future daughter-in-law ... and I long to see it!

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    1. You're very welcome Anne, I'm glad you enjoyed seeing the photos. Sevilla is a beautiful city, the architecture is really lovely and very interesting, but my goodness it gets very hot there in the summer months......I've been there when it reached 51C.....it was horrendous as I'm sure you can imagine, the hot pavement was coming through our shoes as we walked along!!!
      Spain is beautiful, I'm sure you would enjoy visiting here :) and the people are so very nice and friendly.
      xxx

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  2. Wonderful trip round Sevilla Sharon with you and the lovely wedding dress hunting party! Looks beautiful and a lovely place to visit.
    Glad to see Virginia found a dress and cannot wait until next September to see it but wait we must.
    How exciting to have some wonderful wedding photo's to look forward to next year :) xxxx

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    1. Thanks Dee, it really is a lovely place to visit. And now that the dress is bought, we now need to get our own outfits thought about!!!
      Yes, you will be sure to see the dress next year!!!
      xxx

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  3. What a gorgeous place - that Cathedral is absolutely stunning. And those headless buskers are great.

    It's great that all of you got to go dress-shopping together like that. And now I can't wait for next September to see the dress! :)

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    1. Thanks jSarie, it really is lovely!
      The buskers were good, I felt for them sitting there inside those outfits when it was 26C.....and to think they are around in the summer too, phew, I cannot even imagine how uncomfortable that must be for them in the heat!
      xxx

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  4. Oh these bring back such happy memories. I was fortunate enough to live in Sevilla for 6 months (above a Chinese restaurant!). Nice to see the Torre del Oro too. And there's nothing as exciting as wedding dress shopping in the sunshine, que suerte!

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    1. Thank you for commenting, I'm glad the photos brought back good memories for you! You will know what the heat is like in Sevilla then! :D Very very hot!
      I wish I'd had the courage to have a doll with me but to be honest, it would have not been appropriate to bring a doll out of my bag all the time for photos. One day I'll go on my own and do it!!!! Maybe in the Alcazar!
      xxx

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  5. Hi Sharon,
    What an exciting time for your family and I'm sure Virginia must've had a blast dress shopping. That was the most exciting part of wedding planning to me. :) Sevilla looks so warm and sunny and I am totally craving that right now. We were spoiled this summer with lots of sunshine, but our Autumn has been a bit wet and dreary lately (it's ok, though as we needed the rain!)
    Thanks for sharing your travel photos...I always love seeing them. :)
    Hugs, Farrah

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    1. Thanks so much Farrah, it was a lovely day!
      It was very warm and sunny, too warm for the autumn clothes we were wearing to be honest. I think the tourists had the right idea with their shorts and skimpy summer clothes!
      xxx

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  6. How wonderful Sharon to see your future daughter in law and her family and friend! Plus to see the lovely sights in Savilla is a real treat! Thank you for sharing these with us! September will be here before you know it! :) xxx

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    1. Thanks very much Ginger, I'm glad you enjoyed seeing the photos. Sevilla is such an attractive place to visit, the perfect spot for outside cafe living!
      Yes, it is already less than 10 months away!
      xxx

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  7. Sevilla looks to be a stunningly attractive city! How wonderful to be able to enjoy such fantastic architecture whilst searching for the wedding dress.So pleased too to hear that the venture had a successful outcome and I'm sure that the dress will be as beautiful as this city.

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    1. It really is a beautiful city and well worth a visit Kendal!
      Yes, the dress is gorgeous, I look forward to showing it here on my blog come next September! :)
      xxx

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