Got a bit closer to the real life of Seville today. In the morning, Libby and I went to the covered market in Triana, which is sort of the Williamsburg of Seville–on the other side of the river, a former working class neighborhood that’s now become hip. It used to be a center for tile factories and there are still many shops that sell brilliantly colored Seville tiles.
After a light lunch and a siesta, we went to a flamenco performance at the museum of flamenco. Unfortunately, no photographs were permitted. But it was very entertaining.
Finally, we met up with a woman I met online who lives in Seville. She took us to several of her favorite tapas places. In the first we had a wine spritzer with shrimps in garlic with ham. Yummm. Then we went to another place, where we sampled a foie gras with pineapples and a pastry stuffed with cream cheese (yes, Philadelphia!) and langoustines. And a sangria that was like a grown up sundae with fruit and gin. Needless to note, I am somewhat the worse for wear.