The Placid Ambience of Sevilla
This magnet souvenir from Spain seems to convey a certain vibrancy that you would find on any sunny day in old Sevilla. Its design is very attractive in this sense as the way that light bounces off of it makes it seem like a very sunny picture, despite the fact that it is just a rendition done on metal. It is just a great example of great metal work as well as the possibilities of metal work. This is particularly true in this example as there are various elements being incorporated into the panorama chosen.
If you have traveled to Sevilla you are also sure to relish the accuracy with which the buildings depicted demonstrate. Just by admiring this piece for a few seconds you can imagine quite easily seeing locals walking down the street trying to enjoy their day. Perhaps it is a breezy day, the trees are swaying, and you hear the bustle of the street traffic, all of which creates a stark contrast with the timeless imminence of the historical landmarks that stand out in the most positive ways.
Sevilla in Focus
Sevilla is a site of big history. It was founded by the Romans who called the site Hispalis. It was one of the Arabs´ most important cities. After the Muslim rule, it became part of the kingdom of Castille and when the Spanish empire expanded to the Americas, Sevilla was central to the commerce with the so called new Indies.
Sevilla´s rich history can be traced in its monuments. Some of the most emblematic landmarks include the Cathedral of Saint Mary, the Alcazar, the Torre del Oro, the General Archive of Indies, and the City Hall. The General Archive of Indies is the most important archive of the history of Spain during its rule in America. Researchers from all over the world have access to the unique documents including maps, letters, accounting records, bills that depict the complex relationship between the old and the new worlds. This travel souvenir will certainly be a great addition to your collection of fridge magnets.