Ted and Melissa

>> December 8, 2009

After Barcelona, Ted and Melissa spent a few days in Morocco, then met us back in Sevilla. We had a great time showing them around the city and how we like to spend our time in Sevilla. Of course we had to take them to our favorite churros stand.

After the amazing meal we headed over to the Cathedral. Sarah had been in before when she was a student but I was excited to see it for the first time along with Ted and Melissa. It is the biggest gothic-style cathedral and the third largest church in the world.
This first picture is a copy of the statue that stands up on top of the Giralda.

Once inside you feel pretty small

fancy wood organ carvings

Ted here is standing in front of the Tomb of Christopher Columbus. He is confused because there are some skeptics that say there is only part of his body buried here or maybe none at all. Apparently it was moved around a couple of times before it ended up here. But by far this has to be the coolest looking tomb.

A shot of the bottom. In Spanish he's Cristobal Colon
Looking across the crossing

This altar was built by Pierre Dancart and is considered to be one of the finest in the world.
Lots of people were gathered around the choir area so we went to check it out.

¡Que suerte! We were there just in time to see a organ concert. The man started off with Phantom of the Opera then moved to some church music. I was a little bummed because it seemed like he was keeping the volume down a little bit.

We walked out to the Patio de los Naranjos and found this guy hanging around

We wanted to see the orange trees from below before we saw them from the top
Ted enjoyed the smell

After studying this I realized that it is the shape of the gigantic pillars inside the cathedral

So this picture of the Giralda was taken three months ago from the top of our apartment building. Finally after all that time we climbed it.

It was an interesting ascent because there were no stairs, it was one continuous ramp. (grandma, were going to take you up) Apparently they used to ride horses up there way back when. We were amazed at all the pools we saw on rooftops

Our apartment is somewhere in this picture.

Looking down at the patio

At the top!

Part of the river

It was cool to see the top of the rest of the cathedral. The wall in the top left corner is from the Alcazar of Seville

The bell system was pretty intense. Just as we were looking at what time the next bell would ring, it went off. Fortunately it was only one bell and it was only 2 o'clock. It gave everyone up there a good scare though.

We think Ted and Melissa liked our city.


Rhonda December 8, 2009 at 2:57 PM  

I'm pretty amazed by cathedrals like this.
Mason just walked up and said hey, that's Sarah. Where's Jordan? Is that her mom and sister? (The image showing under this comment page is the first image in your "Finally Thanksgiving" post.
We are sooooo looking forward to seeing you soon.

grandma December 10, 2009 at 5:47 PM  

Hanford is rather dull after looking at these sites. I like the ramp Jordan, is the whole city one big ramp? I didn't think so. The organ would be grandpas favorite. The time is getting near where we will be able to touch you and give you a big hug. love you both. Grandma

Lauren Quinn December 18, 2009 at 6:58 PM  

I loved that churro stand...

Nice to catch up with you guys!

TED December 20, 2009 at 11:32 AM  

you think we did?! i know we did! thanks so much guys. youre th' best.

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