Sunday, July 17, 2011

Sunday: I am finally going back home ~ Най-после си отивам у дома!

Tomorrow is the big day. My journey in the wonderful city of Valencia came to an end. After 10 months and 18 days, a little bit over the previsioned nine, it is time for me to pack my stuff and leave.  I feel calm and happy although I will miss so much this place. Here it is, the things I will miss most:

  • the historical centre with its many cafes and bars 
  • food: la horchata, the fresh fish and fresh veggies and fruits
  • the perfectly kept parks and gardens with pepper trees and green, freshly cut grass
  • the sea- may be a little
  • the small shops at my street
  • the friendly greeting by my neighbours
  • the comfort and solitude of living on your own
  • Maria, Audrey and Paula

As a finish of this venture I would say that Valencia is a lot different from Spain. It is a big city with the calmness of a small village and if I can I will come back for a visit someday. 

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Thursday: Sevilla Trip Photos ~ Пътуване до Севиля Снимков Материал

Despite my ultimate laziness I decided to post today some of  the pictures that I made in Sevilla. So here they are with small explanations before each one of them.

The old train station to Cordoba, now a shopping centre near the river.

 An entrance to a typical house in Andalucia. I love the metal work of the door and the way of the tiles on the wall.

Metropolitan Parasol: The biggest wooden structure in the world. It is really interesting and a good way to imbue an old square with new life and opportunities.

Now it is a meeting point, a place to demonstrate your skate skills, a place to hide from the searing heat of the sun... is beautiful? Isn't it? 

Close shot of the structure which is quite simple, but nicely done. I find it remarkably close to the "bee hive" structure although it is not a hexagonal one.  

 An old façade down town. A real eclectic mix of many styles and traditional building techniques.

 The cathedral. It is huge and it is final resting place of Columbus. That is the Door of Columbus,an impressive Gothic style dated in 16-nth century. 

The Giralda- the most beautiful building in all of Sevilla is a Arab tower with impressive detail work and  now is part of the cathedral. Here it is seen at the right upper corner of the picture.

The Alcazar, the city castle and his wall. Inside there are one of the most perfect gardens.

Patio de las banderas is part of the arab castle. It is a square with white façades and  there are actually people that still live there. From one of his exits you can venture in the Jewish District- La juderia, a place with small and interesting streets, many secret places and low tunnels.

A street behind the walls... 

I am glad that I had the possibility to go there and one day I will repeat this trip. Sevilla is a magical, historical place with its own life and quite nice inhabitants, happy people and many green places. If you have the opportunity to go there, do it. You won't be disappointed.

:") Photos: me

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Thursday: Sevilla Trip ~ Пътуване до Севиля

I was lucky to be able to go to Sevilla for two days with my flat mate to do some work. I am deeply impressed with this Spanish city and its ways. I loved my short stay there so here I will share some information about the city and its history, its people and my stay.

First some information. The city is located in Spain, in the southern province of Andalucia which is one of the poorest regions and one of the most tourist-orientated in the same time. It is the largest and the capital with some 700 000 inhabitants. It has hot and arid climate although the river Gualdaquivir passes through the it. A legend says that the founder of the city is the almighty Hercules. True or not it is at least 2000 years old with many ruin sites from the rule of the Roman empire. 

The trip with plane from Valencia is around 55 minutes. I have to say that honestly the Sevilla airport arrival terminal is the ugliest one I've ever seen in my entire life. Apart of that more about the city, its monuments and my walk tomorrow.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Tuesday: Going to Sevilla ~ Отивам в Севиля

It will be for couple of days. Coming back as soon as possible and I promise some photos as a gift. For now here is my last drawing. Some experiment with watercolours. Enjoy! :")