Emily Carter Mitchell ~ Nature & Wildlife Photography

In the Andalusian region of Southern Spain along the Guadalquivir River lies a town steeped in ancient history and is alive today with Matadors and Flamenco women. With its footprints dating back over 3,000 years, Seville is now the fourth largest city in Spain with nearly one million residents.

It is fabled that the founder of Seville was Hercules and subsequent residents of this site included Romans, Moors and Conquistadors. Because of Seville’s location along the Guadalquivir River, Seville was the entry point for goods and services into Spain. There are several “must-see’s” in Seville, the Alcazar and the Santa Maria Cathedral where remains of Christopher Columbus are held.

My friend and I had traveled to Southern Spain to learn how to ride Andalusian horses. After a wonderful week of fancy dressage movements we had an overnight in Seville before returning home. We had decided to drive in on a Friday afternoon. Not…

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