Travel Guiri: Seville

Of his visit in 1951, Laurie Lee wrote: 

Seville remains, favoured and sensual, exuding from the banks of its golden river a miasma of perpetual excitement, compounded of those appetites that are most particularly Spanish - chivalry, bloodshed, poetry and religious mortification
— A Rose For Winter

65 years later, although the gypsies have been moved on from the Triana district, tourism has invaded every aspect of the city, and ugly skyscrapers cluster around the outskirts - I still recognise some special atmosphere in Seville, where walking the ancient streets is enough to make you feel at home. There's still plenty of places I want to visit in Andalucía, but Seville is one that I can happily keep coming back to...