People Gathering under the Metropol Parasol, May 2011.

[Genius Loci] May 2021

I moved to Spain in the middle of the Great Recession. I lived and taught English in Triana, an old neighborhood of Seville on the western bank of the Guadalquivir River. I’d often cross the bridge, venture into the Casco Antiguo, and wander through the old streets of Seville until I’d arrive at the Metropol Parasol. Still under construction at that point, I often wondered what it would be like to walk under its latticed shadow when it was finished....

01 May 2021 · 2 min · 267 words · Jeremy Bassetti