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Canberra named third best city in the world to visit in 2018 by Lonely Planet

Enlighten Canberra Australia Sonya Heaney 11th March 2017 National Library of Australia Canberra Women's History Reflection Night

Canberra named third best city in the world to visit in 2018 by Lonely Planet

I agree, and I’m also thrilled that Seville, maybe my favourite place anywhere (I was just back there for a week a month and a half ago), is named. However, I don’t want tourism to get out of control there!

Now I’m just waiting for all the nasty editorials in the Sydney and Melbourne newspapers, insulting Canberra. It’s inevitable, but – hey – who cares?  We win!

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Final day in Seville

Scenes from Seville on this hot Sunday afternoon: the entrance to the colossal Cathedral, and hot horses hiding in the shade.

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Changes in Seville…

Well, the heavily-armed police who have been out since the Barcelona attacks are gone, but now we suddenly have all these defensive bollards disguised as decorative trees at the entrances to popular tourist spots.

Until the weekend, everywhere I’ve been in Spain has had national police officers with assault rifles standing in the middle of pedestrian areas. Today, the local police are back – sans scary weapons – but new, disguised barriers are in place instead.

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Friday evening in Seville

Friday evening view from the roof of our house in Seville, Spain.

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Tonight in Seville

The first picture is of the walk back after 9pm, following pre-dinner drinks. The second picture is us heading down the stairs in the HUGE building we are renting, to go to dinner.

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Casa de Pilatos

Today at the old mansion Casa de Pilatos in the old centre of Seville, Spain. It was as hot as it looks in the pictures!

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More of today in Seville

They were building this when I was in Seville ten years ago. I saw it for the first time in 2013, and we returned a few hours ago. That is only part of this record-breaking structure.

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