Miss Haversham strikes again

Yes, it’s wrapped in a veil

theinfillclicks - Seville at the corner of the Cathedral

A couple of years or so ago we were in Seville – an amazing and enjoyable city.  One of the buildings, right by a corner of the Catedral de Santa María de la Sede on the same side as the Giralda minaret, was a house under renovation.

I’d never seen a whole building wrapped in a net veiling until then.  Everything around it had already been put to new purposes, painted up and generally renewed.  So the one individual, dark, brooding, Spanish/Victorian looking and heavily veiled standing in the shining row definitely brought on thoughts of Charles Dickens and the Haversham bitter doom.

On closer inspection

theinfillclicks - Seville and Miss Haversham

The netting folds catch the light and softens the lines of decay.

You can sense the cobwebs, mice and old wedding cake from here.

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4 responses

  1. Love the decorative details.

    March 31, 2012 at 9:17 pm

    • Hi – I’d loved to have gone into the building as it was. The next best thing would be to go back and see what they’ve done to it. When shall we go?

      March 31, 2012 at 10:18 pm

  2. If wishes were horses, beggars would ride… 🙂

    April 2, 2012 at 10:12 pm

    • Indeed. But I more than hope to go to Seville again sometime. Nice place, go, try it.

      April 2, 2012 at 11:05 pm

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