Friday Fix: Plaza de España, Seville.

This is the fifth edition of my bi-weekly series, Friday Fix, a quick burst of inspiration to spur you (and me) on through our final day in the office. The idea of these photos is to give you a glimpse of some of the most incredible places I've ever found in a format you can digest in a coffee break...

Plaza de España (Seville) Spain
Plaza de España (Seville) Spain

Arriving in Seville without any of the travelling friends I'd been collecting on that trip, I was truly by myself for the first time in weeks. Far from being lonely, I revelled in the freedom and spent days wandering about, aimlessly trying to soak in the city.

 

Less than one hundred years old, the Plaza de España is intricately decorated with so many colours it's almost gaudy. This perfectly designed complex is a gigantic half-moon shape of buildings fringed by a moat and numerous bridges which apparently represent the four ancient kingdoms of Spain. The Vicente Traver fountain (below) forms the eye's pupil- an impressive focal point when looking out into the courtyard. To the left is an example of one of the many tiled alcoves which run around the base of the buildings, carefully painted to each show a different province of Spain.


 I just couldn't help falling a little in love. 

Plaza de España, Seville, Spain

Thank-you for stopping by and have a great weekend! 

Plaza de España, Seville, Spain

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Comments: 11
  • #1

    Shikha (whywasteannualleave) (Friday, 24 April 2015 01:50)

    That plaza de Espana looks absolutely gorgeous!

  • #2

    Katie Featherstone (Friday, 24 April 2015 13:29)

    It really was! Thanks for stopping by Shikha. :)

  • #3

    Prue (Saturday, 25 April 2015 01:12)

    Your picture of the Traver fountain and the rainbow is pretty special Katie.

  • #4

    Becky Padmore (Saturday, 25 April 2015 03:52)

    Lovely photos, I haven't been yet but will one day!

  • #5

    Katie Featherstone (Saturday, 25 April 2015 10:36)

    Aw, thank-you Prue. :)

    I hope you get there Becky!

  • #6

    Camille (Wednesday, 06 May 2015 14:40)

    Love the concept of coffee break posts, and Sevilla and Andalucia more generally are among my favourite places on Earth! :)
    www.camilleinwonderlands.com

  • #7

    Katie Featherstone (Wednesday, 06 May 2015 16:55)

    Thanks Camille. I can see why!

  • #8

    Agness (Sunday, 24 May 2015 14:45)

    I always wanted to visit Seville as one of my best friends lives there! Adding it to my travel list this summer :).

  • #9

    Katie Featherstone (Sunday, 24 May 2015 19:32)

    It's a really beautiful city. I hope you get there Agness!

  • #10

    Anna (Wednesday, 10 June 2015 02:48)

    I was just here last week! Though I am jealous you caught that rainbow. Absolutely beautiful!!!

  • #11

    Katie Featherstone (Wednesday, 10 June 2015 20:57)

    Thanks Anna! :)

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