Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Plaza de la Villa

On Tuesday, I got home from work around 8:30, cracked open a cold beer and threw open the shutters of the floor-to-ceiling window in my living room to enjoy this view.

I leaned against the railing and looked down upon Plaza de la Villa, my historic and beautiful neighbor. The plaza often boasts wandering tourists during the day but is surprisingly quiet at night.

I especially enjoy the statue in the center of the plaza of Álvaro de Bazán, an architect of the Spanish Armada and an admiral who helped win the famous Battle of Lepanto. He died in February of 1588, six months before his dread fleet foundered in the waters off the English coast.

No subtle metaphors about my life, just interesting stuff.