This is silver sculpture on a large cart that is hauled by oxen on a pilgrimage to El Rocio, close to Huelva to pray to the Virgin Mary. This link is a much better description than what I can write.
|Tile work showing the pilgrimage|
The tile in Triana and Sevilla is extremely varied, depicts stories and advertises tile artisan shops which are known worldwide. Amazing place to look at and be part of.
|Waiting for Ivan to park the car and noticed this must be the most photographed tile work in Triana, I was not the only one!|
|One of many works depicting children doing various tasks.|
We didn’t even get to the museum which is located where the large factory used to be and includes kilns and everything to do with production.
Ivan has a friend that produces tile in his own shop in the Alameda district who will also do classes – want to participate in that! I’ve done some potting on a wheel in the past and potting and ceramics fascinate me as an art.
|What the market looked like years ago, shadow is someone standing on the bridge behind, couldn't very well ask them to move!|
Market of Triana – For those Vancouver friends, think Granville Island, colourful vegetable, fruit, meat, fish, local crafts, sweets, etc. Lots of places to nosh on tapas fresh made in front of your eyes!
You know us and markets, well this one is especially good in the variety and freshness and includes a cooking school which we'll be signing up for to learn how to cook Andalusia specialties.
|Like the Chef's hat, but shouldn't it be white?|
The two links above this picture explain in detail about it. This is Capilla del Carmen, a chapel at the Triana side of Puente de Isabel II, Bridge of Isabel II, patron saint. I won't go into the details, if interested read the links but it is beautiful!
Christmas Day. We made fresh squeezed orange juice and coffee. Gave each other cards and from Lexi too. Lexi asked for a puppy to play with, well she won’t be getting that, although we have considered it, practically, it's not going to happen.
Walked to the Alameda and had a really good lunch under sunny, warm skies – again, why we are here in Winter, although England last year was nice too. All the smaller bodegas are closed but the Chinese stores are open, they don’t ever seem to close. Would guess this season is a good one for them, people fetching forgotten things for Christmas dinner. I received some nice Seasonal wishes from friends, Thank You! So a quiet day but a very good one.
Sadly I had to dismantle the "Christmas" tree before New Years, it was time to do laundry.