Wednesday, 11 August 2010

The Pretend Gallery - Water


Tara is away this week so set no prompt for the Gallery. Instead, Chelle - over at Chelle's Place - has got a Pretend / Unprompted Gallery this week for those who feel like they're missing out. The theme is Water.

Here's my offerings for the week. Number one is this - taken with my phone, again!

Flamingoes, but where?
Anyone care to guess where this is? No prizes for guessing, just a boost to your ego/self-esteem if you're the first to guess it right!

And randomly, the second one is


This is the fountain in the middle of Plaza de Espana in Seville. It looks like a lovely day, doesn't it - but look carefully and you'll see everyone wearing thick coats. This was taken in January 2009, when we were on holiday on the Algarve and managed to book a day trip to Seville as it is a place we've always wanted to visit. However, it was during the cold spell that all of Europe suffered in early January 2009 and there we were, in the hottest city in mainland Europe, freezing to death - even with lots of layers on. The irony was not lost upon us. When we were given free time to wander around, we whizzed around the cathedral, walked a bit, then sheltered in tapas bars and coffee shops until it was time to get back on the coach. I've never drunk so much hot chocolate!

Anyway, they stopped here at the Plaza early in the morning for a photo opportunity so this view is probably our first close-up view of the city. I'd really love to go back, but maybe when it is a bit (for which read a lot) warmer. If you ever get the chance to visit the city, please do as it's fantastic. Maybe I'll show you

Visit Chelle's page here if you want to see other entries for this unofficial Gallery. I think normal service will be resumed next week.

10 comments:

  1. Looks like Martin Mere to me but I might be mistaken. I love visiting there. especially feeding the Hawiian Geese straight from your hand.

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  2. Two great photos! I just love water!

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  3. Great photos. Seville is amazing, you should go for the Feria de Abril in the spring for hotter weather and a spot of partying spanish style! :)

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  4. Lovely photos and lovely post! No idea where you took the first photo but I really like all the green and water. It looks so peaceful and sereen.

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  5. Love the flamingos.... hope you get to Seville one summer!

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  6. Nope, not Martin Mere. Good guess tho!

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  7. Thanks Julia. I like being near water too.

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  8. Ooh, thanks Mummy_V. I've heard about the Feria de Abril and I'd love to go. We have been in Barcelona for La Merce and that is fab.

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  9. Maybe not summer, Elaine. might be a bit too much towards the other extreme and way too hot. Spring or autumn might be good instead. Thanks for the comment.

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  10. Gah, no-one's guessed it so far, Michelle. I'll leave it a couple of days then reveal the answer. It looks peaceful but looks can deceive. Thanks for commenting and visiting.

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