Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Post #800, wherein I share some video from Seville



This footage was shot in the grounds of the Casa de Pilatos. Some sources will tell you that this building has this name because it was built based on the designs of Pontius Pilate's house. That is bollocks, at least according to our guide around the house. It's because -- quick history lesson -- back in the day when they used to have a Stations of the Cross thingumajig through the city of Seville, this location was the one that correlated to Pilate washing his hands of Christ's crucifixion. Don't say you never learn anything here...

Anyway, what is amazing, and what you can't really tell from the way I've had to edit the video, is that so many different beautiful sights are visible from almost any spot you choose to stand in. So much so that it's difficult to know where to point your camera. So I just keep pointing and shooting and cross fingers that something decent will come out in the edit. Hope you see something you like, even it's just the bearded woman breastfeeding a baby.

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9 Comments:

Anonymous Shea said...

I love that fountain with the boy and his little hands.

30 April, 2008 16:10  
Blogger furiousBall said...

very cool, the fountain is neato

30 April, 2008 16:27  
Blogger Martha Elaine Belden said...

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30 April, 2008 18:31  
Blogger Martha Elaine Belden said...

aww... thanks to you and red seville has moved into my top three places i can't wait to visit.

wonderful footage.

and are you sure that wasn't just a man breastfeeding a baby?

30 April, 2008 18:32  
Blogger * (asterisk) said...

Shea: He's rad but creepy, I reckon!

f/b: Neato? Yeah, daddy-o!

Martha: That's good news! Nope, it's a bearded woman, at least according to the painting's info label, which is not very clear in the video, I'm afraid (but it is there).

30 April, 2008 18:36  
Blogger Candy Minx said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!

On 800 posts!!!!!!!!

It's been a lot of fun following along with your posts and likes and dislikes...

I love the video what a building..I have a feeling I would love trying to figure out all the layers of meaning of certain figures...oh it's just wonderfully rich. I am completely freaked out this is where Pontius may have pooh poohed his responsibilities and the rumours or effect of his actions...how wrong he may have been!

01 May, 2008 02:02  
Blogger Milla said...

Ah and did you see this gorgeous looking gal with the red t-shirt appearing here and there in the video? I wonder who could that be...

01 May, 2008 10:47  
Blogger Say It said...

800 posts. You're awesome! I love the details, the colors, the tiles. Beautiful. And those flowers near the ending, mmmm.

02 May, 2008 13:53  
Blogger Gardenia said...

Awesome. The sculptures - the flowers - the video really bought the sculptures closer than anything I've seen - it was almost like being there....

02 May, 2008 21:23  

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