Our very able guide for Seville took us on a general bus tour of the city, a walking tour of the old city, and a tour of the Alcazar, originally an Arab fortress and now a royal palace.
One of our first stops was at the Spanish pavilion constructed for a 1992 exposition where I took a few photos, focusing on pillars and balusters.
Following, we went on a walk through the old part of the city, and again I got a few semi-random shots of the local color: Candid portraiture:
The local constabulary.
A street plaque.
Wares for sale.
A street artist--literally.
And a guy waiting in line to enter the Alcazar.
We also learned that Washington Irving, of all people, had a major connection to Spain, living in Seville for many years, writing extensively about the country from a 19th century perspective, and even serving as the American ambassador to Spain in the 1830s. Here, for what it's worth, is a plaque commemorating Irving's Spanish connection.
I also caught a bit of local the public art.
And a most creative street light.
Finally, I liked the following composition, perhaps because of how I caught the shadows of the window bars that lay across the beveled window sill.