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We drove to Sevilla. The roads were full of holes and were covered with water in three or four places. Seville is beautiful. It has many lovely parks and many huge impressive Moorish buildings. The Cathedral is one of the largest in Europe. It was built on the ruins of a Mosque. the Giralda, originally a minaret, was converted into a bell tower and the ramps that allowed the the Muezzin and others to ride on horseback to the top were preserved. . The Plaza d’Espagna which is built in a semi circle Parts of it are like the Sacrada Familia in Barcelona. It is right next to the Giralda
A daily diary of a journey in 1962. Please post comments about where you were then on the Background page.
1962 was pivotal. This is the background:
It was a year colored by the Cuban Missile Crisis, an escalating involvement in Vietnam, the Berlin Wall and the Cold War with Russia, Civil Rights issues, a nascent space program, Nelson Mandela in prison, Betty Friedan's, The Feminist Mystique, the Beatles, Rolling Stones and the death of Marilyn Monroe.