Last day in Cadiz

Last day in Cadiz

It’s my last day in Cadiz, so I went for a long walk and brought back pastries and inspiration. My head is so full of stories I can’t possibly write them down fast enough.

If I weren’t so excited about the people I get to see in Belgium and the UK, I’d be depressed about leaving Cadiz. It’s heartbreakingly beautiful and peaceful. I could make such a nice life here.

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The port where the cruise ships come in.

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Ancient Phoenician artifacts from the Cadiz museum.
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Phoenician stuff from the Cadiz Museum.
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Phoenician sarcophagi
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Ancient Roman pottery. Love the colors, and the reconstruction work is incredible.
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Roman statue bit.
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Ancient Roman cemetery recreated in the museum. WOW!
Roman mosaic work.
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Detail of Roman mosaic work.
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Pottery shard from Cadiz’s days as part of the Islamic Empire.
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Of course, I skipped the Romantic and NeoClassical floor and went straight from antiquities to modern art!
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Interior of the Cadiz Museum.
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This guy is impressive.
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Cathedral

Since it’s my last day, I strolled all the way around the peninsula twice, visited one of the museums, and had coffee in front of the cathedral. Here are some more photos of this incredible city. DSC04681 DSC04683 DSC04687 DSC04688       DSC04753 DSC04757 DSC04761   DSC04767

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I'm a nomadic freelance writer, out enjoying the world!

7 Comments

  • Pat White

    March 29, 2014 at 1:42 pm Reply

    Love your photos. They tell more about the city than any postcard could.

  • Debbie Carter

    March 29, 2014 at 1:54 pm Reply

    All that beauty and a bakery. What more could one want.

  • Patricia

    March 30, 2014 at 3:51 pm Reply

    Loved all the pictures Lauren! Esp the last one, OMG that is my favorite! 🙂 But I can see why it is hard to leave, I know I wouldn’t want to leave!

  • Sue Guetterman

    March 30, 2014 at 8:31 pm Reply

    What a gorgeous city! Great photos once again, Lauren!

  • Rita

    April 6, 2014 at 6:36 am Reply

    I have just started to read your blog and am enjoying your adventures. As a frequent traveler I have found a girls best friend is her sun glasses. It is so much harder for people to make eye contact:) and you can wander through markets freely. Remember that an American passport is as valuable as a EU passport so not all advances are what they seem. If you are coming to Ireland email me:)

    • Lauren

      April 18, 2014 at 4:51 am Reply

      Yes, I agree about the sunglasses!

      Regarding passports – I once had a man in Cairo approach me on a hotel staircase with a combination marriage proposal/business proposition. LOL I appreciated that he was up front about it, at least, and didn’t try to sweep me off my feet.

    • Lauren

      April 18, 2014 at 4:52 am Reply

      Oh, and if I come to Ireland, I will drop you a note.

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