Sevilla Negro y Blanco

A song by Spanish band Los de Rio proclaims that “Sevilla tiene un color especial” – “Seville has a special colour”, which is true.  I therefore set out to see whether I could capture the essence and atmosphere of this vibrant city using only monochrome images.  I’ll leave it up to you to decide whether or not I succeeded..


Flamenco originated in Sevilla and remains a popular dance and tradition in the city and surrounding villages.

Palm Trees
In the summer months, the temperature in the city can reach 45ºc – or more!
Puente de Triana
Part of the iron bridge that crosses the River Gualalquivir from the main town to the old gypsy neighbourhood of Triana.


Las Setas
The “Setas”, or mushrooms, is a modern art sculpture in the very centre of the city. It provides a stark contrast to the old churches and buildings surrounding it and is somewhat controversial. Personally I love it!


I have to confess: I don’t know who this statue is! But he looks loud and expressive, like most Sevillanos!


Old tower situated in the Macarena neighbouhood


Semana Santa
No, not the Ku Klux Klan. This is the traditional religious Easter costume worn in the processions around the city during Semana Santa – the week leading up to Easter. The participants are called “Nazarenos” and they wear the hoods to symbolise shame at the sins they have committed. The processions are a solemn and serious affair, many Nazarenos march barefoot for hours on end, and are usually accompanied by drums and brass instruments, although some processions are silent. Everything changes on Easter day when the Nazarenos remove the hoods and parade through the streets smiling and throwing flowers to the crowds.


Flamenco hands
Traditional flamenco guitar accompanied by hand-clapping!


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