The Metropol Parasol is a wooden structure located at La Encarnación square, in the old quarter of Seville, Spain. It has dimensions of 490 by 230 ft and an approximate height of 85 ft and claims to be the largest wooden structure in the world. The building is popularly known as Las Setas de la Encarnación (Incarnación’s mushrooms). There is a city scape walkway along the top of the structure (Wikipedia).
On my recent trip to Spain, my sister and I skipped the usual introduction to Spanish culture bypassing Madrid and Barcelona and ventured to Andalucia or southern Spain. Spain is well-known for their tapas bars–tourists love the small plates that come with the drinks. Tapas in the past were free and we did receive a free tapas one night, but generally there is a tapas menu nowadays. J and I generally ate tapas every night except the night in Seville we decided to go Italian–which was a very good decision it turns out. Continue reading
The Puente Nuevo bridge sits 390 feet over the gorge that splits the town. It was started in 1752 and completed by 1793. A luxury Parador Hotel is in the background.
Finding the perfect souvenir for a loved can be a pressure cooker decision. Think about it. You want to convey that you miss this person and offer a meaningful memento yet show the beauty or uniqueness of the locale. Sometimes the person themselves make finding the perfect souvenir a monumental task–you know–the person who has everything or is really just very particular aka “picky”. Other times it’s the locale–what the area is well renown for may not be within your budget or interest.