Sunday, June 5, 2011

Very interesting

Here are a few things that have caught our attention.

The construction on this plaza has been ongoing for years and was finally finished just weeks ago (in time for a big local election). It is a combination of commercial and public space. The Sevillanos just call them the Mushrooms.

We eat differently here. This was our lunch in Carmona - fried fish croquettes, potato chips fried in olive oil, and one of my favorites, espinaca (spinach and garbanzo beans in an olive oil, tomato, and herb sauce.

This is a lunch that we made for ourselves - chopped tomatoes with olive oil, garlic, salt, pepper, parsley and sherry vinegar, sardines, bread and wine.

In a city where the history is measured in millennia, construction and renovation are going on continuously. However, the narrow streets cause problems. This is a dumpster for construction debris that will fit in two parallel parking spaces. Many times, the workers will carry the plaster and stone to the dumpster by the bucket full. A special truck hooks onto the dumpster and drags up and on top of the bed rails. Very interesting.

1 comment:

  1. Elisa McIntire BS '84 MS '87June 7, 2011 at 8:32 AM

    Thank you for the detailed synopsis of your summer travels. I personally have enjoyed all of your insight into both the historic as well as cultural perspective of your journeys. As a fellow Red Raider, I look forward to seeing (and hearing) about each of your new adventures.
    Gracias señor por su perspicacia.

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