Great catching up with Aldara today, and also meeting her friend María. Both are working on new ventures, as am I, so it was fun to get together, share ideas and have some tapitas.
About a million years ago (okay, maybe 12?) I was a member of a travel forum called SlowTrav and got to “meet” a lot of interesting people there. The forum has since moved on, but I stay in touch with some of the old SlowTrav people via Twitter and Instagram, one of whom is Kathy @trekcapri. She’s been in Portugal with another SlowTrav alumni, and now she’s here in Sevilla, with her sister and brother in law. So today we met for a lovely seafood lunch at La Barra de Inchausti. As you can see, everyone had a great time. They are here for a week so we plan to meet up again.
This woman knows how to make an entrance – what a hat! It’s been awhile since Fourat and I met for a “catch up” lunch so we finally made a date, which also included some Tapas Research. We also talked about our future plans and, for the first time, I mentioned an idea I’ve had for awhile to someone else. It was a bit scary but, as usual, Fourat had a lot of great advice and ideas for me to help get things going. So now I have a lot to think about and also something to work on over the summer. Wish me luck!
As part of the campaign to promote glass recycling in Andalucía, Las Ecomeninas have arrived in Sevilla. A collaboration between the Andalusian regional government and Ecovidro, a non-profit organization responsible for the recycling of glass packaging waste in Spain, the Ecomeninas Andalucía Gallery exhibition will travel to all the Andalusian capitals from June to November 2019. Dates in Sevilla are June 5 – 19th.
The exhibition consists of 20 “blank canvas” sculptures that were created by artist Antonio Azzato, based on the famous painting Las Meninas by Diego Velázquez. These were then decorated by such well-known personalities as designer Agatha Ruiz de la Prada, soccer player Joaquín, clothing designers Vicky Martín Berrocal and Victorio & Lucchino, dancer Rafael Amargo, chef Ángel León and singers Nuria Fergó and Rosa López, among others.
On the Ecomeninas website you’ll find an interactive version of this map, to help you locate all of the sculptures. The website also offers an audioguide telling you the story behind each of the scuptures, and if you visit the website gallery (where I got the images above) you can hover over each ecomenina so see both front and back.
I love stuff like this – remember THE RATS? – so I guess that’s my Sunday walk sorted! 🙂