Darling Sophanista, welcome to Wanderlust Spain.
Iglesia de Santos Martires, Málaga: my first morning in Spain, I aimed to wander the streets of the Old City without any real direction in mind. I found a lovely cafe with a gazillion sausages hanging out front, because, why NOT. While sitting for breakfast, a GIANT door beckoned me to go in to the opposite building- I kind of felt like Alice in Wonderland. Upon entering, I was enveloped in silence- I was in a hundreds year old cathedral, and in the perimeter were different depictions of Virgens- they were each about 7 or 8 feet tall... I was especially drawn to one that was adorned with ALL sorts of regalia in gold and pearls, and surrounded by pink flowers.
A gentleman in front of her was taking a video. I waited. And waited. He took video. Then he fidgeted with his camera. Then he took another video. Then he took pictures. Then he fiddled again. He never noticed me standing there, even though we were the only 2 people in front of her- after 20 minutes. He turned on his heel, and sauntered away. All that time actually gave me a chance to take in they myriad of details surrounding her. So I created earrings and a necklace in homage to her.
From the clicks on the cobblestones, the aromas of paella, to the swirls of Moorish castles and the OLÈ of Flamenco dancers… YOU were on this Spanish adventure with me, darling Sophanista. This collection gathers elements of Malaga and Seville, from jaw dropping antique stores, quiet street vendors, and pieces that remind us of that magnificent adventure.