Sevillian Revellers

Spain’s Andalusia region is a treat for the eyes. On a recent afternoon, we rounded the corner of the massive Cathedral of Seville before retreating for some cool shade when we came across this celebratory group.

The cathedral, which you’ll see in the background, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is also known as Saint Mary of the See. Not only the  largest Gothic building in Europe, and apparently the largest cathedral of any kind, this is also the third largest church on the planet.  Only Brazil’s Basilica of the National Shrine of Our Lady Aparecida and the Vatican’s St. Peter’s Basilica are larger. Christopher Columbus’ tomb is here, in the stunning building that was constructed between 1402 and 1506.

I like the juxtaposition and then marriage  between the historical building, complete with horse and buggy, and the contemporary revellers of various ages (there seemed to be a mother and aunt or two toward the rear of the dance line) led by a lovely and friendly young woman in not-so-contemporary garb.

 

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