Stories vary as to why old mill wheels are embedded into the walls of some buildings in the old centre of Sevilla. I think they are just a very cool design feature. So really it’s about what the mill wheels are to you, in your mind.
According to the WHO, people should stop using the elbow bump greeting and switch to the more distancing-friendly hand on heart gesture. What do you think? I guess it makes sense because even though bumping elbows cuts down on direct contact transference of the virus, it still brings you closer than 1 metre and those pesky droplets. Though to be honest, most people I see don’t really pay much attention to this when amongst friends. Me? I’m still skittish around pretty much everybody.
I actually think the hand on heart gesture is quite elegant and hope it catches on. And when you are extra happy to see someone you can put both hands on your heart, which is something I find I do spontaneously at times already. ❤️
This new Facebook Page is a collaboration by selected food tour and culinary professionals throughout the country whose aim is to contribute articles and food
porn photos on a regular basis. We’re just getting started and have yet to work out scheduling and whatnot, but some great photos have already been put up so why not take a look?
I mean, how can you not “LIKE” a page called Delicious Spain… ?
I saw this [click on images to enlarge] while out visiting the Noche en Blanco activities on Friday night. It was the first time this “aljibe romano” – basically an old Roman cistern – was open to the public. Apparently they’ve found more around, but this is the only one they’ve restored. What’s cool is that they date back to the second century. I was underground looking at something built many centuries and civilisations ago. Dust in the wind…
Bet you don’t see this where you live! And as many times as I’ve seen it, including the guys above a couple of nights ago, I am always stopped in my tracks and, well, a little bit in awe. They are costaleros practicing for Semana Santa, when they will carry the statues of Jesus and the Virgin Mary on the backs of their necks throughout the processions. Here they are practicing with weights instead of statues while they perfect their moves because, as you can imagine, it’s quite difficult to manouevre these things, and taking corners is especially tricky. During the processions you never see the costaleros (other than those taking breaks and having beers at nearby bars) and I find it fascinating to see them at work like this.
[also posted on azahar’s Sevilla]