Sunday, August 10, 2014

Game of Thrones' Dorne, been there done that :)

looking for the prince

I'm super excited and overflowing with anticipation for the 5th season of GoT.  I am a huge fan of both the books and the series, so when I heard that they are filming in the Alcazar in Sevilla, Spain my heart did a little flip.  "I've been there, I've been there!"  The Alcazar is freaking beautiful and we spent several full days exploring its rooms and gardens a couple years ago when we lived in Spain.

The Moorish architecture is nothing short of breathtaking with its intricate geometrical details.  I spent hours running my fingers along the cool stone walls and gazing at the domed ceilings.  The boys lost and found each other over and over again in the lush gardens and tested their stalking skills as they attempted to get close to the peacocks.


There was a cool and informative exhibit on Christopher Columbus along with a display of a few personal belongings of the royal family.  Amongst the jewelry was a ring with a secret compartment for poison, a perfect accessory for any lady of  Westeros.

Watching next seasons Game of Thrones is going to be doubly sweet as I get to live out my fantasy of visiting a place in Westeros AND I get to relive my visits to one of the most memorable places in Spain.


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