|METICULOUS CRAFSTMANSHIP IN BOTH TOWERS.
BUT THE ONE ON THE RIGHT IS PARTICULARLY SWEET.
When Jorunn was visiting late last week, we crammed a lot of sight-seeing into two afternoons. Jerry and I had first toured the Cathedral and the Giralda (bell tower) on a cold January day. Jorunn and I did the same on a hot September afternoon. This time as we climbed, there were beautiful breezes blowing through the tower that made it very pleasant. The icy breezes that blew through the tower in January caused Jerry and me to rush right back down without taking in the spectactular views.
|ON OUR WAY UP. THE GUADALQUIVIR RIVER IN THE DISTANCE ON THE RIGHT.
THE NIÑA, THE PINTA, AND THE SANTA MARIA SET SAIL FROM THIS RIVER.
It was especially fun to see the Giralda from street level this time. Wednesday afternoon, when Jorunn and I were out walking in the neighborhood near the apartment, we passed the pastry and ice cream shop “La Campana.” In the window was an intricately reproduced Giralda (about 5 feet/152 cm tall) that appeared to be carved out of marble. I thought, what an odd thing to have in the window of a pastry shop. On closer inspection, we saw the little sign that said the La Campana Giralda was made completely out of sugar. So, now I think I like it better than the original.
|FROM THE TOP. THE BULL RING CAN BE SEEN AT CENTER.|