Exentric statue

Musico

I liked this statue for its comical eccentricity, including the dog turd he is steping on

Matador!

Un buen pase

Un buen pase

When I was very young, my uncle Cesar would take me to the ‘Corrida de Toros’, so I have a rather imaginary vision of the event.

I bought the photo above in Seville, at the door of the Maestranza, the mythical bull ring, where a few years earlier we viewed a ‘corrida’ that left me rather deflated. I did not like or understand the picador’s fierce behaviour, lancing the bull repeatedly.

What I remember of a good corrida is depicted fully in the photograph above: the courage and the elegant pose of the matador, the size and determination of the bull, its head reminiscent of  Picasso’s Tauromaquia.

Notice also the bull’s tail wrapped around the impeccable matador, the hoof and the foot are touching.

A similarity in Seville

Ecce Homo

Ecce Homo

Ecce Homo

Ecce Homo

Talking about Chris and Christianity: I say the man above, a market seller, in such a pose that it almost mimicked the image of Christ on the cross, but with a benevolent look on him.

 

Plaza España

La Plaza de España

La Plaza de España

The wide open squares of Spanish cities, reflecting the heat of the southern territory. Moorish influence everywhere.

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A modern Seville

Metropol Parasol: modern Seville

Metropol Parasol: modern Seville

Here is an example of modern Seville: Metropol Parasol.

A contrast to the old city, so traditional.

The contrast? View some examples: https://molinabarrios.wordpress.com

Seville: old and new

Mudejar at its best

Mudejar at its best

In our visit to Seville, we had the pleasure of viewing old and new elements of that southern Spanish city.

The example in this image is la Casa Pilatos, of mudejar style: A staircase to the top floor is decorated with azulejos tiling and a ceiling of Mudéjar honeycomb, made by Cristobal Sanchez.

Please view a set of very modern Seville as well as the traditional city: https://molinabarrios.wordpress.com/photos/sevilla-old-and-new/

In Soho’s back streets

 

Felix Dennnis's Roller

Walking back  to Charring Cross station  from my present job via the narrow back streets of Soho in London this past Wednesday evening I came across a beautiful Roller. Where else would you find such a perfect setting for a car-shoot for free?

This Rolls Royce belongs to a famous writer, as explained to me by the driver/bodyguard who was not willing to reveal the owner’s identity, although he hinted at the number plate. It took but a few minutes for a colleague of mine to suggest that perhaps it might belong to Felix Dennis… Does anyone remember Oz?

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