Thursday Doors: Corner Buildings, Seville

This is my contribution to Thursday Doors, a weekly door-lover’s group hosted by Dan Antion over at No Facilities.  ~~ On another walk around the historic center of Seville with my husband and my daughter, this building, Edificio La Adriatica, grabbed my attention.  It’s located close to the Cathedral de Seville (featured in my last door…

Treasure

“Where your treasure is, there your heart will be.  Nothing equals the treasure of shared memories.  Cherish the moments.” “Millie!  You’re not helping by reading every greeting card you find,” her sister said.  “There’s a lot of sorting to do, what to keep and what to throw away.” “Yes, Zena, but what is trash and…

Thursday Doors: Seville Cathedral

This is my contribution to Thursday Doors, a weekly door-lover’s group hosted by Dan Antion over at No Facilities.  ~~ The Catedral de Santa Maria de la Sede (The Cathedral of Saint Mary of the See) is the largest Gothic cathedral in the world and a UNESCO world heritage site.  The cathedral’s construction took place between…

Whispers

We are tried and found guilty by the popular opinions of those who hold sway.  I never imagined it would happen to me.  There was a quiet conversation with someone I should never have spoken to.  Then, whispers as I walked by.  Hatred simmered in their eyes.  Why did I have to leave?  His standing…

Thursday Doors: Maria Luisa Park, Seville

This is my contribution to Thursday Doors, a weekly door-lover’s group hosted by Dan Antion over at No Facilities.  ~~ As I mentioned in my last door post, the Maria Luisa Park in Seville is a favorite spot for my husband and I to walk.  These beautiful gardens used to be the private gardens of the…

Thursday Doors: The Plaza de España, Seville

This is my contribution to Thursday Doors, a weekly door-lover’s group hosted by Dan Antion over at No Facilities.  ~~ My husband and I often take a ten-minute bus ride to walk through the Maria Luisa Park for exercise.  To one side of the park is the Plaza De España of Seville.  The Plaza was designed…

Colors

As always, the marketplace threatened to overwhelm my senses. I took a minute to let it all settle.  The colors made me salivate. The spicy taste of red.  The tangy flavor of yellow.  The minty taste of green.  The sweet flavor of blue.  An excited kind of tension shivered through me.  What will she give…

Thursday Doors: Ceramics in Triana, Seville

These doors are my contribution to Thursday Doors, a weekly door-lover’s group hosted by Dan Antion over at No Facilities.  ~~ The historical district, Triana, where I now live, is famous for the production and marketing of artisan ceramics and pottery.   A short walk from our apartment, there are alleyways with many shops that sell…

Thursday Doors: Seville, Spain

These doors are my contribution to Thursday Doors, a weekly door-lover’s group hosted by Dan Antion over at No Facilities.  ~~ My husband and I relocated to Spain in March of this year. It’s been a little bit of a whirlwind since then with plenty of ups and downs, highs and lows, along with more travel…

The Promise

“Tell me again,” the young girl sang. Emile smiled at her daughter’s enthusiasm.  “Once upon a time, there lived a princess.  Her father was the powerful druid-king.  An enchanted palace was her playground.  One day, the evil shadow-king slipped through the magical barrier that surrounded their kingdom.  ‘I will have everything,’ the shadow-king declared.  A…

Mystical Falls

The journey through the jungle took longer than anticipated.  A compulsion to locate the Mystical Falls consumed him.  He heard the roar of the water and quickened his pace.  Bursting through a wall of trees, a cooling mist greeted him.  He approached the Falls.  Stepping through the thundering wall of water, a woman and a…

The Top of the Hill

Analyn finally made it back to the top of the hill.  The place of her childhood where she sold pineapples with her grandmother by the side of the road.  Where she slept contentedly in the tiny room beside her. Will grandmother rebuff me for leaving the life she had dreamed of for me?   But,…