Andalusian Roots Revisited, Sevilla 4 Ways illustrated by Tara Bradford

With a last name like mine, most hispanics here in the US think that I am joking when I mention my Spanish heritage.

I am 25% Spanish. My maternal grandfather was born in Spain, in Andalusia to be precise.

On my last summer in Europe before moving to the States, I spent about a month traveling around Spain.

That included time in Andalusia, from Cordoba to Granada, not to forget Sevilla of course.

A recent visit to the site of Tara Bradford a Paris based photographer had the Giralda in full view.

It brought back some fond memories and I asked Tara if she had a few snapshots of the city that I could share with you.

Here they are.

First the Alcazar Palace with its luxuriant gardens. It was very crowded when I was there.


Next the Fountain on Plaza near La Giralda, people in Sevilla like to hang out. I was surprised to see young families with a stroller out and about town close to midnight on a weekday. It was summer though.


Third is La Giralda, glowing in the dark. I stayed in an hotel nearby and got into the habit of having dinner around 9 PM at a little restaurant behind the plaza frequented by the locals.


Last, the Museo des Bellas Artes, I am not sure if I set foot there.


On Saturdays, the museum offers free programs including children activities, starting at 12 Noon.

All photos courtesy of Tara Bradford (copyright Tara Bradford) were taken in July 2010.

Thanks Tara for sharing and thank you all for tagging along.

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