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  • A master at work beside the Real Alcázar - Andalucía
      A master at work beside the Real Alcázar
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  • Pottery dinnerware in a small shop off the alley - Andalucía
      Pottery dinnerware in a small shop off the alley
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We had wanted to tour the Real Alcazar fortress, the equivalent of Granada's Alhambra, but it is closed on Mondays. The disappointment of not being able to tour the interior of Real Alcázar was partially off-set when we came across this Spanish guitar player, by the name of Angel Jola Satué, sitting by himself in an alley as he performed random tunes of his choosing. It was fitting in a way, because the dimensions of Spanish guitars were actually defined in Seville in the 1850s by one of the city's own, Antonio Jurado. This was near the end of a long line of over 3300-years of guitar development dating back to the Persians, then the Greeks, Romans, Andalusian Arabs and finally the Spanish.

We lingered there for about ten minutes listening to his tunes before Sue's sister bought one of his CDs (titled 'Guitarra Clasica') for 10 Euros. She had taken Spanish guitar lessons in England and later in our trip we all enjoyed his renditions, thanks to the CD player in our rental car.

Only a few minutes after leaving the guitarist behind, the ladies had the pleasure of exploring the small dinnerware shop on our walkway Calejon del Agua, with its wares as shown in the 3rd photo. I'm no expert in the stuff but I believe that this style is also a legacy the Moorish conquerers of Spain brought with them over a 1000 years ago. Unfortunately, we still had a lot of walking to do, so this was just a browsing stop

Address: Plaza del Triunfo
Directions: In the alleyway beside the gardens of the Real Alcazar

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  • Updated Dec 15, 2009
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