OSB’s 1st day in Casa Carlos de Tuga del TravBuddy & A Wee Bit of Sevilla’s History

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Sevilla is the artistic, cultural, and financial capital of southern Spain & the home of Carlos de Tuga del TravBuddy, my most gracious host.  Sevilla is the capital of Andalusia and of the province of Seville. It is situated on the plain of the River Guadalquivir, the people of the city are known as Sevillanos-lady type girl people,  Sevillanas) or Hispalenses. The population of the city of Seville was 704,414 as of 2009.  It has been increased by one very Happy Old School Bill here are just a few pictures of OSB’s 1st day in  Casa of Carlos de Tuga del TravBuddy MY FRIEND!!
 A wee bit of Sevilla’s history

The Moors planted the seeds of the city’s splendor; their fingerprints can be seen everywhere you walk & look.

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 Long before the Moors had come to control the Peninsula in the eighth century, the Romans founded Hispalis in 206 BC on this sigh near the Guadalquivir River that had formerly been occupied by the Tartessions. The Vandals pushed the Romans out and in short course the Visigoths had pushed the Vandals out and established Hispalis as the capital of Visigothic Spain in 441 AD.
With Moorish control, Sevilla became known as Ishbiliya. The city was overshadowed by the ruling Córdoba Caliphate until its fall in 1031, at which time Sevilla became the most powerful city under the Abbadid dynasty. s. By the 12th century, a new Moorish sect known as the Almohads had taken control of the region. During this time, Sevilla’s mosque was built and would later serve as the foundation for the Christians’ Cathedral after they had won the city back in 1248.
Sevilla embarked on its golden age with the return of Columbus from the Indies in 1492, for which the city was awarded a monopoly on trade with the New World.
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The incoming foreign wealth corresponded with a burst of internal creativity. Painters like Velazquez, Murillo and Valdés Leal emerged, along with poets like Antonio Machado and the great sculptors Pedro Roldán and Martínez Montañés.  Don Juan, the precocious romantic, arose from the spirit of Sevilla and later the operatic heroine Carmen met Don Jose outside the city’s tobacco factory. Cervantes’ Don Quixote had also begun his great quest in Sevilla.
The River Guadaluquivir was silting in and Cádiz, more appropriately situated on the coast, took over port duty. A 17th-century plague wiped out over half of the city’s population.
Great things were expected of the Ibero-American Exposition that Sevilla would host in 1929.  Many of the Sevillanos were thankful they had endured only a small massacre of about 8,000 people.  With the newly established constitutional monarchy in the early ’80s, the Partido Socialista Obrero Español (PSOE) came to power with Sevilla’s own Felipe González Márquez at the head.
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Gonzalez served as the premiere of Spain until the Partido Popular won out under Jose María Aznar in 1996.  Sevilla had enjoyed vast urban improvements due to its hosting of the 1992 World Expo and, what with the tourism boom and the history and inherent romance, the city only glances back to savor the future.

The most notable architectural feature of Sevilla in the new millennium is there are the every present Starbucks all over town.

Petra2111 says:
Hey Bill, Great pictures!!!
Posted on: Apr 13, 2009
KeikoCreative says:
Ha ha should be Old School Brad now:P
Posted on: Apr 07, 2009
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