Saturday, August 18, 2018


It's been creeping up on me how the iconic Triana bridge permeates a lot of the branding of the stores in the neighborhood. This evening it really hit me, so I took a few pictures this evening to make the point. Unfortunately, they're all low light and crappy, but clear enough to get the idea. First, the lay of the land. There are a lot of bridges within say a 2 mile walk up and down the river:
Our flat, marked with the small red circle is in the Triana neighborhood of Sevilla next to the Puente de Triana a.k.a. the Puente de Isabel II. This is the oldest bridge. Its current incarnation was completed in 1852, but there's been a bridge on this site since the 12th century. The current bridge has a distinctive sequence of circles underneath:
The residents of Triana identify strongly with the bridge and hence its iconic circles. If you pay attention, you begin to see stylistic use of the circular designs all over the place. This depiction of the bridge was over a tapas bar:
 The circles to the left and right of the store name here, hint at the circles under the bridge:
 The underside of the handlebars on this bike shop sign carry the hint of the bridge design:
 The circles at the left and right of this business sign are also inspired by the bridge:

In other news, we found a theater just across the river that shows a few English language movies. We noticed that The Incredibles 2 was playing there and I'd been wanting to see it for some time, so we tried it out:
It was nice inside with typical theater trappings:
Seats were comfortable and the Spanish subtitles were kind of fun to have. We noticed that the recent Mission Impossible movie is also there. Maybe next week, haha.