Saturday, 7 March 2015
Saturday, March 07, 2015 Jan Sevilla
My first glimpse of La Sagrada Familia, a fanciful looking cathedral and the most imposing landmark in the city of Barcelona, is of curious tourists gazing toward the sheer verticality of the somewhat melted cake like structure.
Wednesday, 11 February 2015
Sunday, 25 January 2015
Sunday, January 25, 2015 Jan Sevilla
Through the large glass paneled windows blurred by the cold mist of the Andalusian winter, the clip-clop of well-shod hooves
Sunday, 21 December 2014
Sunday, December 21, 2014 Jan Sevilla
He couldn’t be a
. But he could be a Gitano. converso
the song that echoes of his fathers. It was a primitive cry. A sort of spiritual has somewhere along the rustic lines and the shattering chant but voice, is a flowing emotional expression of inner struggle and pride, about perpetual desire and of longing, desperation and hope. jondo
Saturday, 6 December 2014
Saturday, December 06, 2014 Jan Sevilla
Why do I find it hard not to be charmed or even excited by the sound of shattering ice when some liquid is poured on to it, or when the sizzle of meat hits a searing grill, the ping of the burning oven, the soft rip of a warm crispy baguette and the pop of a wine bottle being opened? Perhaps beneath this mind stimulating-palate teasing phenomenon; lies an emerging image of a place where they all exist, we call it simply – the kitchen.
Friday, 14 November 2014
Saturday, 18 October 2014
Saturday, October 18, 2014 Jan Sevilla
Bangkok is bewildering and bewitching, but most of all Bangkok is hot. In the glare of the tropical sun, it could either catapult almost everyone out of the one’s comfort zone or even spoil its ever swelling number of visitors with graciousness and hospitality.
|Photo by MichalRuth|
Sunday, 21 September 2014
Sunday, September 21, 2014 Jan Sevilla
Most everyday at six, old wooden carts pass and move along the narrow cobblestoned alleyways hauling merchandise of freshly picked cucumbers, tomatoes, nuts and assorted vegetables. Here at the Grand Bazaar, farmers in their turbans make up the early morning scene as they patiently wait for shops to open. Anytime soon, this labyrinth of shops occupying 64 streets and with more than 4,000 vendors will become a dizzying tourist trap and fanciful treasure trove.
Saturday, 23 August 2014
Saturday, August 23, 2014 Jan Sevilla
Bouillabaisse [bu.ja.bɛːs]. For first timers, getting the correct pronunciation is hard. Yet it’s even harder to spell it. For first timers, it’s also easier to have a bowl of soup in Shanghai, Japan or even in Malaysia, where slurping is encouraged. But here in Marseille, the birthplace of bouillabaisse – it is no casual affair.