What look like decorative planters are actually anti-terrorist barriers that have been put up around the Cathedral since the horrific Barcelona attack. There is also a lot more police presence in the streets, and police cars are being used to block off the main pedestrian shopping streets during busy times. I’m not sure if all this actually makes me feel safer, but all of a sudden it no longer feels like the same world.
After posting those photos that I took on my way home last night I remembered this short video I took walking home with Susan a couple of years ago. It’s called “almost that blue” because we’d just missed the moment when the sky is the colour shown in yesterday’s pics. For about ten minutes every night the sky turns the most fabulous blue just before the sun sets…
These are a few photos I took whilst trying to hold onto my sanity the other day when I went on that fabulous Cathedral rooftop tour. It truly was one of those once-in-a-lifetime experiences, even though I was scared shitless through a lot of it. But it also made me feel a bit amazed at myself that I managed to get through and even take that video. And a few of these photos were taken with my eyes shut – especially those where I had to lean over the railing under the vaulted Cathedral ceiling. Later when I got back down I could not believe that I’d actually been standing behind those angels. In fact, I still can’t believe it. Go me!
This afternoon I had AN EXPERIENCE … a special tour of the rooftops of the Cathedral. Yes, plural, as the Sevilla Cathedral is the third largest in Europe. Anyhoodle, not the best place for an agoraphobic to be, and at one point – with the bell tower IN MY FACE – I decided not to turn and run screaming down five miles of narrow stone spiral stairs and shot this short video instead. More later… I have tons of pics!