Posts Tagged ‘Sevilla’

We need to be at the top of that other hill!

Wednesday, August 5th, 2009

June 10, 2009

After the morning in Sevilla we got on the bus and headed to Merida.  The ride to Merida was the first bus we took and I must say that I prefer the trains to the buses.  When we arrived in Merida we started to walk to where the Google Map showed the hotel to be.  We got there and there appeared to be no hotel and we were just a little confused.  Then we figured out that we were on the other side of the city from where we were supposed to be.

Merida Map

Merida Map

Luckily we were not in a hurry to get there so we were able to walk there and still have time for dinner.  Probably the worst part of this whole ordeal is that we knew the hotel had a pool so we were all looking forward to jumping in a cooling off.  Well when we got there they said that their pool was closed and did not open until the 15th.  What luck!

Sevilla: The Fair that Worked

Wednesday, August 5th, 2009

June 10, 2009

At the start of the day we made our way through the campus of the University of Sevilla.

University of Sevilla Courtyard

University of Sevilla Courtyard

From there we headed over to the grounds of the Ibero-American Exposition (photos) of 1929. On the way we saw one of the buildings I had done research on previously, the Infanta Elena Library by Cruz y Ortiz.

Infanta Elena Library

Infanta Elena Library

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Expo ’92: Welcome to a Sci-Fi Movie

Wednesday, August 5th, 2009

Sevilla held a World’s Fair type World’s Fair type Expo in 1992 and then had no idea what to do with their exposition halls.  What follows is a photo story, with minor narration, of what has happened with the grounds of the Expo ’92 in Sevilla.

Bridge over what used to be a river with Pavilion of the Future

Bridge over what used to be a river with Pavilion of the Future

This is the sight you see as you enter the old fairgrounds after crossing the Puente de la Barqueta.

Pavilion of the Future

Pavilion of the Future

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Expo ’92 Bridges

Tuesday, August 4th, 2009

June 8, 2009

Location: Sevilla, Spain

As Expo ’92 was built across the street from the main city new bridges were needed to provide access.

Puente de la Barqueta

Engineer: Juan J. Arenas y Marcos J. Pantaleón

Date: 1992

Puente de la Barqueta

Puente de la Barqueta

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Sevilla Day 1

Tuesday, August 4th, 2009

June 9, 2009

We met at Plaza Nueva to start class for the day.

Statue in Plaza Nueva

Statue in Plaza Nueva

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Sevilla Train

Saturday, April 18th, 2009
  • Train: RENFE R-598 13947
  • Date: 6/8/09
  • From: Granada
  • Leave: 8:23 PM
  • To: Sevilla
  • Arrive: 11:32 PM

Infanta Elena Library

Saturday, March 28th, 2009

Name: Infanta Elena Library

Architect: Cruz y Ortiz

Date: 1995 – 1999

Address: Avenida de Maria Luisa, 8, Sevilla, 41013

How to get there: Access lines 6, 34, 41, C1, C2

Observations: Require you to leave backpacks/purses at entrance counter.

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Sevilla Lodging

Friday, March 27th, 2009

Location: Instalación Juvenil

  • Check-In: June 8, 2009
  • Check-Out: June 10, 2009
  • Address: Isaac Peral, 2 Sevilla 41012
  • Notes: