Friday, November 30, 2018

Christmas Lights

The municipal Christmas lights premiered this evening. Crews have been hanging lights across and along most of the major thoroughfares in the city these past 10 days or so. A concert to note the premier was held at the end of Av. de la ConstituciĆ³n (the main street that runs by the cathedral). It was an 80's pop cover band. They opened with "Walk Like An Egyptian". You can probably imagine the rest:

About a half-hour into their set, the lights came on after a countdown led by the band. Here is a collection of poorly photographed Christmas lights from around Sevilla:

After strolling around the cathedral area, the lights back in Triana seemed pretty weak by comparison:


In one of the creepier moments of our evening walk, this busker was absolutely frightening:

As someone that still hasn't really recovered from the flying monkeys in the Wizard of Oz, this freaked me out a bit. The kids seemed cool with it though.