Photographer's Note

‘Sevilla - Arco de los Pavones’

Difficult to choose with which pictures I want to present the Real Alcázar in Sevilla …
In the palace you can take hundreds or more photos and each visitor will have their own preferences for a particular room, ceiling, column, arch, etc.

My main photo shows the elaborately decorated and colourful Arco de los Pavones.
Here the two large peacocks at the top stand out.
Hence the name of the arch.

I read that the beautiful, elegant and imposing peacock has always been an animal associated with the monarchy.
A few peacocks also live in the gardens of the Alcázar.

Although the peacocks are the most eye-catching, we still find more birds on the arch: falcons and eagles used in falconry.
Pedro I was fond of hunting and in this arch he wanted to show his love for falconry.

This arch is one of the entrances to the Salón de Embajadores, the room whose ceiling I showed in my previous photo.

In the WS: two photos of he ceiling of the Sala de los Infantes.
Its name, Sala de los Infantes, comes from the fact that this was the room where the children of the King, the Infantes of Castilla, would sleep.
It was later used as a dining room. It has about one hundred and twenty square meters.

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Additional Photos by Paul VDV (PaulVDV) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7137 W: 24 N: 16596] (65008)
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