Sunday, November 8
There are several parks in Seville and one of the biggest is the Parque María Louisa, which is where we spend the afternoon today. We saw a lot of people dressed in T shirts, coloured tutus and tights covered in what looked like powdered paint. These two young ladies posed for me. Everyone looked like they were having a great time but we had no idea what it was all about.
I did some internet searching later and find out what the Colour Run is all about. Check out this link. https://ca.thecolorrun.com/about/ Basically it is a 5 km fun race whose objective is to have fun and get doused with coloured powder and party with a lot of other people! Eleven thousand people took part in Seville’s Color Run this year. I have included a link to a short youtube video that gives a pretty good idea of what it is all about. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=y8bboQxGp9E
We had lots of fun just watching all the brightly coloured people walking by us after they finished the race and the after race party. Wish we had known about it in time to go watch the fun. It is an interesting day. We watch a bit of a dog show in Plaza de Espána. The very big and very small dog in the photo below were very interested in getting to know one another.The Plaza de Espána was built for the 1929 Ibero-American Exposition. It is a huge curved building complete with a semi circular canal. We caught a glimpse of Cinderella and the Prince who is running after her!The railings all along this building are blue and white ceramic with colourful ceramic posts.There are towers at each end of the building, which I read was used as a set in one of the Star Wars movies. We walked along the exact same route as Luke Skywalker in this short clip from the movie! https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=mVQyW1n5ECY
This sculpture, The Glorieta de Bécquer, depicts the three phases of love and someone had placed a fresh bouquet of white flowers in the arms of the woman depicting love passing. I thought it was very lovely and poignant.One of the many water features in the park. This one had very well fed ducks, who refused to eat yet another piece of bread, much to the disappointment of some cute little girls with their bags of food for the ducks.We watched people rowing on the canal, who had waited in a very long line up for the opportunity to circumnavigate the canal. Can you spot Bob?