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Piercing the night sky  
   

Piercing the night sky

'La Giralda' - the minaret/belltower of Seville Cathedral
An Andalucian Adventure

June 28th 2009
Having left Madrid around midnight on sunday, I spent seven hours on a cramped bus (not that it wasn't spacious for a bus - but when you're my size every bus is cramped), before arriving in Seville just after dawn (monday 22nd June). Being a night owl who very rarely sees anything except the back of my eyelids at dawn, I must admit I have thoroughly enjoyed the novelty of arriving in each ... read more
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Spanish Flag Spain's powerful world empire of the 16th and 17th centuries ultimately yielded command of the seas to England. Subsequent failure to embrace the mercantile and industrial revolutions caused the country to fall behind Britain, France, and Germany in ... ... read more
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