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HEMA NARAYANAN 

Story of the Maasais

 

People in the Maasai Mara Village

Called locally as 'Las Setas' (the Mushrooms) ,  the Metropol Parasol can take any visitor by absolute surprise and leave them in awe.

Call it a Mushroom or a giant sunshade, which is what, it's German architect, Jürgen Mayer-Hermann, based his design on, is well deservingly stated to be the world's largest wooden structure. Located in the Plaza La Encarnacion square, in the old quarter of  the beautiful city of Seville, in Spain, Metropol Parasol is most certainly a formidable sight, with its form, colour and abstract shape. This structure is built pillars that remarkably resemble a mushroom and has unexampled undulating honeycombed roof.  Roman ruins discovered near here during its construction have been preserved in its foundations and are on show at Museo Antiquarium, in the basement of the plaza.

 

It's an experience to run up this 30 meters high structure  and the winding walkway makes you carry fluttering butterflies in your stomach, as one goes higher the Parasol. The designer truly has created a structure, rare and exclusive and gifted its visitors some of the jaw-dropping city views of Seville.  Don't miss to have a cup of Coffee at the Cafe at the top.

Album contains Images from the top of the Metropol Parasol...

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