What can I say?
Week days are school days... we're now into our 2nd month of classes. While the newness of living in Sevilla has worn off, the delight in walking around the city and seeing all the ... well, everything... has not worn off at all. But classes are until 1:30 each day and by the time we walk home, it's 2pm... lunch time. We usually stay at the table a while after lunch and talk with Carlo, our host, and any other residents of the B&B who had their lunch at this time.
Today there were 3 high school seniors from Italy who are the latest current residents here. It just amazes me how many languages people from other countries speak. Kinda gives me a different perspective about education in the USA.
But what I was starting out to write is that by mid-week, if I haven't walked through the barrios, I get stuck on what to write about. Sure.... I have some ideas... even have some photos to illustrate.. but the brain is still on Spanish lessons and refuses to put a good blog together.
The weather is still "on and off" rain.... but it isn't as cold as it's been. About time!
Walking home, after we cross the Isabel Bridge, we are now in the barrio, Triana (neighborhood)... We feel really fortunate that we were placed here as it's not only within walking distance of the central part of Sevilla, but there's a certain ambiance, or atmosphere here that's quite comfortable. People mingle in the plaza at all hours... seems there's always something going on...
This statue is in a small area just after you cross the bridge and are entering Triana.
We've passed by it numerous times and this is the first time I've stopped to take a photo.
This statue is about the flamenco... which has its origins here.
I know it doesn't look the traditional Flamenco Dancer that we are used to, but Flamenco is also about the guitar music and the singing.
We had just passed the statue and came across this truck...
I had to snap a picture of this for 2 reasons...
We've seen lots of Loomis trucks in the US, but it's the first one here. Loomis is a security firm, the same as Brinks. The other reason is for my friend, Joanie... who has the last name of Loomis. I have no idea if her husband was connected to this business, but every time I see a Loomis truck, I always think of her with pleasant thoughts. Joanie has a great attitude towards life and always has a beautiful smile.
Now... a quiz....
As we wander around the streets I look at all the cars parked along the curbs. I have never been particularly interested in automobiles, but it didn't take me long to realize that most of the vehicles I see are makes that I am just not familiar with.
There are a few logos in the above photo that I know, but have to admit that most I do not. I may have cropped too much, but how many do you recognize?
Another thing... I took maybe 2 dozen photos... when I started creating that collage, I saw that I'd taken one "make" about a dozen times and didn't even notice. Hey... the cars were different colors... what do you expect?
The rain is still "iffy"... I still have homework... It's time to get busy.
That's All For Today!