After a 9:00 am breakfast, we are off to Parque de Maria Luisa for Sabbath School and worship.
The Maria Luisa Park (Parque de María Luisa) is a public park that stretches along the Guadalquivir River in Seville, Spain. Most of the grounds that were used for the park were formerly the gardens of the Palace of San Telmo. They were donated to the city of Seville in 1893 by the Infanta Luisa Fernanda, Duchess of Montpensier, for use as a public park.
In worship, we talked about the fact that everything in the world reflects God in our lives, even when we don’t see Him.
Once that was done, we walked to Plaza de España, a beeeaaauuutttiiiful setup including a river and paddle boats.
The Plaza de España (“Spain Square”, in English) is a plaza in the Parque de María Luisa, built in 1928 for the Ibero-American Exposition of 1929. It is a landmark example of the Regionalism Architecture, mixing elements of the Renaissance Revival and Moorish Revival (Neo-Mudéjar) styles of Spanish architecture.
The Plaza de España, designed by Aníbal González, was a principal building built on the Maria Luisa Park’s edge to showcase Spain’s industry and technology exhibits.
The Plaza de España has been used as a filming location, including scenes for the 1962 film Lawrence of Arabia. The building was used as a location in the Star Wars movie series Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones (2002) — in which it featured in exterior shots of the City of Theed on the Planet Naboo.
After taking pictures, we then had free time. It was midday, so of COURSE we (Sesame, Lucea and I) chose to walk back to the hotel (1.5 hours) to sleep, and what a NAP it was!
When we woke up, we braved public transportation in Sevilla and went to the city center where I ate my best meal so far and saw El Espacio Metropol Parasol, the market and a museum.
Metropol Parasol (El Espacio Metropol Parasol) is a wooden structure located at La Encarnación square, in the old quarter of Seville, Spain. It was designed by the German architect Jürgen Mayer and completed in April 2011. The building is popularly known as Las Setas de la Encarnación (Incarnación’s mushrooms) and claims to be the largest wooden structure in the world.
After bustling about the city and singing ‘Seasons of Love’ in the streets, we hopped aboard the bus to return to the hotel, where an infant confused Manerva to be his mother and tried to climb onto her. *chuckles*
Definitely worth taking the bus.