Part 2 – on the STARS of this city. It was so refreshing to be in Europe and not be looking at renaissance. We were completely awed by the moorish architecture – SO much fine hand works. So much heart and soul poured into it. The palaces for sure reminded me of Muslim palaces we studied about in year 9 and 10. Maybe someday we will visit the ones in INdia too .
At 100 Montaditos, meaning 100 Sandwiches.
Such a simple and cool concept, catering to students and youngsters and tourists.
isntead of huge dry sandwiches, menu consists of over 100 mini sandwiches, each less than 2 euros.
it was our lunch, quick, even yummy,and of course –with variety.
Thanks to sophie for this recommendation, otherwise we would have just walked by!
And the CHIPS!!! the chips EVERYWHERE in spain tasted JUST like the ALU chips in india!
Entrance to the The Real Alcazar!!!! WOW. We easily spent 4 hours here – and it wasn’t even a huge palace!!! Just aimlessly wandering about in awe and taking it in. Tom had said that the latest season from Game of Thrones was filmed here but at the time it was not yet out. Still, we googled to make sure we visited the same spots!
the exact courtyard from the Dorn scenes in Game of THrones!
Wow, these TV series must have AMAZING scene casting that they can even think of and find places
to match the period / theme of the series.
And LOOK at them arches!!! SOOO much crazy CRAZY handwork.
this room on the right!!! the exact room where jamie lannnister was invited to have a drink with the
King of Dorn and the sister in law was so pissed she poured her wine on the floor.
a couple months later when we watched the show – I didn’t evne know it was going to be here.
Suddenly the scene was in dorn and I went – OMG!!! we’ve BEEN there!!! recognize it!!!??
Of course even more amazing than the Game of Thrones, is how these people hudnreds of years ago
designed and built these things that have lasted – and the LABOUR went into it!
The same afternoon we went to the World Expo site of 1929. It is hard to believe that this was built in MODERN Times. Amazing thing is make it is now a public park and you don’t even need to pay to visit. I think its so nice that the Government does not make it into another tourist ticket item..
every night we were tired.
but our eyes and hearts and stomachs were so full from the experience.
and I thought – man I think we’ve seen the BEST parts and are we going to be disappointed
in the rest of the trip? How is it gonna top this!
but oh yes, the best – as always – is yet to come.