3rd day, we were starting to get on local time. Make no
mistake about it, jet lag is real. The prior day we walked
our feet to nubs, so the only rational thing to do today was to
walk some more. Quite a bit more. We decided to get
a museum pass and attempt to do 3 of the local museums.
Not a rational decision as it turns out. We DID 2 but only
saw some parts of both.
The photos below are what we saw.
We got a
tourist map at a local information booth so we could see where
we were relative to some close objectives. Our hotel was
just north of the Seville metro station on the Calle Vigrenes
Peligros (street of the dangerous virgins!).
We were heading
toward the Museo Thyssen and passed this old gate. I
love the old-world craftsmanship in this iron-work.
farther down the street we passed a really ornate gate.
crossed the Gran Via we got a nice view up the street with
intricate buildings on both sides of the street.
Metropolis Building is quite the place with Corinthian columns
and detailed statuary.
statue was tucked into an alcove. Note the fingers are
broken off. Because of the crown, I assume this was the
down the street we came upon a state building; perhaps the
Spanish National Bank.
This building was
visible from our hotel the prior night. This is the
Palacio de Cibeles Centrocentro. Interesting signage in
that the local language is Spanish and I assume that none of
the refugees speak English. So, WTF?
center of the traffic circle at Fuente de Cibeles there were
free-standing flowers. So, I got a photo of the brightest
flower in the bunch.
the Fuente de Cibeles, although from the back side. There
is no path for pedestrians to the fountain as it is in the
center of the traffic circle.
the Museo Thyssen there were large beds of flowers.
once in awhile, rarely, I get very lucky. This young
German gal came by and ..... such a delightful change from the
FFA Americans I saw.
monument to the defense against Napolean.
Museo Thyssen is a very large building. There was a
cafeteria there as well and we ate there after viewing the works
in the museo.
passed the Congresso de los Diputados and spotted this bronze
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