Orange Seville and Seville Oranges

Europe, food

The remnants of the Exposición iberoamericana de 1929 (Ibero-American Exposition of 1929) are these beautiful building forming a half circle around a lake. The building reminds me of some of the buildings in Barcelona, not a surprise as Barcelona held the International Exposition in 1929.

at Plaza de Espana

for the Expo 1929

beautiful architecture

Each region in Spain as well as each province of Andalusia is represented in one of the colorful tile booths.

on floor up

Fully loaded orange trees provide a welcome pop of color on the streets. Those bitter oranges – also known as Seville oranges – taste bitter and a bit sour and thus are not for direct consumption. That explains why the trees are still so full of oranges! Apparently, they are collected in the winter time and exported to places like the UK where they get turned into perfumes or bitter orange marmelades.

Sevilla oranges

on the wall

yellow and blue tiles

A landmark at the Plaza de la Encarnacion is the Metropol Parasol structure by J.Mayer H., made out of timber and a polyurethane coating. Innovative architectural techniques combined with historical value of the urban space, this structure in the midst of Seville is a must-see (and quite frankly, hard to miss). It houses an archeological site, a few gastro-bars, a market and a viewing platform, or just a place to enjoy an afternoon in Seville.

Metropol Parasol

shape of the parasol

December 25th – 27th 2017

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