Wednesday, August 5, 2009

All things Sevilla

Saludos family and friends,

We arrived in Sevilla last night after a day hiking and taking photos in the Alpujarra hills just below the Sierra Nevadas. We stopped at the Playa de Granada on the way south to take our first dip in the Mediterranean Sea and soak up the sun. We ate a tapas dinner and then held a night photography session around the Cathedral de Santa Maria.
After wandering the narrow streets of the city, we headed to bed around midnight.

This morning we had a guided tour of the Cathedral and were able to contrast the views of stained glass and Gothic architecture in the daylight with the evocative evening shots of the night before. After a picnic lunch in the Parque de Maria Luisa we made our way back to our hotel to take refuge from the afternoon sun and focus on our On Assignment projects. There has been much photo editing and writing this afternoon and tonight we are headed out to explore the Triana neigborhood, 'the gypsy quarter', across the Rio Guadalquivir.

Tomorrow we're off to Cordoba to take in the Mezquita!

Hasta luego,
Ben and Megan

Photographs below are from the group's time in Granada, taken by National Geographic Expert Tino Soriano.