Whenever we’re asked what is our favorite place we’ve visited, the answer is always Spain. There are many reasons, including friendliness of the people, the food, the natural beauty, and the cafe culture of the cities. But when I try to rank Spain’s attractions, I always come back to its man-made wonders.
The Feria de Abril (April Fair) in Sevilla, Spain originated in the Nineteenth Century as a livestock exhibition. It has morphed into a celebration of all things Sevilla. There’s a … Read more
I’ve seen perhaps six or seven corridas (bullfights) in my life. Most of those were in the late 70s in Madrid and Barcelona…back when Barcelona had corridas. We saw some good ones, and some bad ones. We saw some brave bulls and toreros, and we saw other days when the bulls and toreros seemed to be running away from, rather than toward, each other.
Arches in the Alcázar de Sevilla. The Alcázar was the original Moorish palace of Sevilla, which was remodeled over the centuries by various Christian kings. Hence the mixture of the … Read more
At the Feria de Abril in Sevilla, Spain, new bullfighter Ramón López, in his first fight in a major ring, did a great job and was rewarded by the crowd … Read more
Three Andalusian girls before the bullfights at the Feria de Abril. Sevilla, Spain, April 2012. The Feria de Abril, or April Fair, in Sevilla is one of the great festivals … Read more