Sunday, November 23, 2008

Trip to Spain Day 4 (1)(Sevilla)

今日は朝早く起きて、まずスペイン広場 (Plaza de España) へ行ってみました。この広場は1929年にセビーリャで開催された万国博覧会「イベロ・アメリカ博覧会」の会場施設として造られたものです。

We woke up very early this morning and went to the Plaza de España.  This place was built in 1928 for the Ibero-American Exposition of 1929.

A rainbow over the fountain.

Because it was very early in the morning, there were not many people visiting here.

The building is a mix of 1920s Art Deco and 'mock Mudejar', and Neo-Mudéjar styles.

The Parapets on the bridge are decorated with colorful tiles.
回廊の壁はスペイン各県の紋章や、歴史的出来事を描写した壁面タイル絵 (全部で58あります) で彩られています。これは Huesca 県のものです。

By the walls of the Plaza are many tiled alcoves, each representing a different province of Spain (58 of them in total).  This one is for Huesca.

The view of the fountain from the building.

We went upstairs through these steps.

The view from the upstairs.  It is actually quite high.  It is quite a nice building, but it cannot come even close to the beauty of the Alcazar that we visited yesterday.  It made me realize the quality of ancient craftsmen and the power and wealth of the kings who ordered to built such a building.

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