Early morning at the plaza
The front facade of Plaza de España just before sunrise.

13 May 2017 – The following are some photos of Plaza de España, a stunning architectural landmark built for the 1929 Ibero-American Exposition (world fair) held in Seville, Spain. The plaza, located in Maria Luisa Park, is one of the city’s most popular attractions.

The collection of images here were taken on two seperate occasions – the first during a late afternoon visit, and the second during sunrise the following day.

A seller and his fans at Plaza de España
A seller and his fans.
A bridge at the plaza
One of the bridges at the plaza.

There are 48 tiled alcoves along the curved exterior of the plaza, each one representing a different province in Spain.

Tourists at the plaza
Tourists at the Alava alcove.
Toledo alcove
The Toledo alcove.
Tourist at the Seville alcove
A splash of colour at the Seville alcove.
The colourful Barcelona alcove
Barcelona’s colourful alcove.
The view from the balcony
The view from the balcony.

Those who have seen the Star Wars prequel ‘Attack of the Clones’ may find the curved exterior corridors of the plaza familiar – they were used as a backdrop for a scene taking place in Theed, a city on the planet Naboo.

A walk along the plaza's curved corridor
A walk along the plaza’s curved corridor.
Tower at Plaza de España
A frame of one of the two towers at the plaza.
Early morning at the plaza
Just before sunrise.
Portrait at the plaza
Self portrait with the remote trigger.
Morning light at Plaza de España
Early morning light, with nary a soul in sight.
Tower reflection.
Tower reflections.

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