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Cuartel Alfonso XIII Seville, Spain, December 2017

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HughieD

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1. The History
Cuartel Alfonso XIII is the former barracks of the Regiment of Sagunto (No. 7 Cavalry Regiment) in Seville, Spain. It was built by engineer Jose Perez Reina built between 1922 and 1924. It was vacated by the regiments in June 1995, overseen by the last Chief Cornel of the Regiment, Carlos Gómez Perezagua. There is scant other information that I was able to find apart from these two newspaper articles from the local press at the time of the barracks closure back in 1995, that can be found HERE and HERE

This is what it looked like back in the day:

24558415087_063228a659_z.jpgAlfonso 1 by HughieDW, on Flickr

I stupidly got confused and overlooked the old barracks of the Artillery Regiment of Daóiz y Velarde just up the same road, closer to Seville. However, having inspected Googlemaps, a lot of the complex has been demo’ed and the façade building not completely locked down.

2. The Explore
This place being a military barracks was, predictably, pretty damn secure. Having walked all of the perimeter there were only a couple of possibilities for entry but being on my own made it difficult not being able to get a ‘leg-up’ if you know what I mean. Hence, once again, externals only on this fascinating place. Shame as it looked, potentially a really interesting explore given the site’s size.

3. The Pictures

The sun was just rising…

38533273955_f4b4d8bf49_b.jpgimg4506 by HughieDW, on Flickr

38533246105_29a75380e4_b.jpgimg4507 by HughieDW, on Flickr

25541460538_c36a6909f4_b.jpgimg4509 by HughieDW, on Flickr

27634264729_dfff674637_b.jpgimg4511 by HughieDW, on Flickr

Round to the front:

25418992808_a42b7839ce_b.jpgAlfonso 05bw by HughieDW, on Flickr

39257988082_0dac53530c_b.jpgAlfonso 01 by HughieDW, on Flickr

27634190259_fd5051e216_b.jpgimg4519 by HughieDW, on Flickr

24545453597_8465db8b77_b.jpgimg4522 by HughieDW, on Flickr

39411430291_9cb4cde32e_b.jpgimg4525 by HughieDW, on Flickr

Security on the look-out:

38703289734_23d3c3e50d_b.jpgimg4514 by HughieDW, on Flickr

Security post on the corner:

24545339857_42af0f3685_b.jpgimg4527 by HughieDW, on Flickr

More security:

24545282657_732ee27c92_b.jpgimg4528 by HughieDW, on Flickr

And round the back:

39411270771_22df8e1a31_b.jpgimg4529 by HughieDW, on Flickr

38532822895_756da4f5b5_b.jpgimg4530 by HughieDW, on Flickr

24545181887_4d627e12da_b.jpgimg4531 by HughieDW, on Flickr

Security post that’s seen better days:

39411104381_d3c5f10e76_b.jpgimg4533 by HughieDW, on Flickr

24545072087_6f0e5c839c_b.jpgimg4534 by HughieDW, on Flickr

38532672205_0b611587da_b.jpgimg4535 by HughieDW, on Flickr

38532630465_b3196e6236_b.jpgimg4537 by HughieDW, on Flickr

38532584815_6e991dcc84_b.jpgimg4539 by HughieDW, on Flickr

Military dog kennel!

24544909867_cffc5f5d08_b.jpgimg4540 by HughieDW, on Flickr

And back round the front:

25540703648_389a510cab_b.jpgimg4544 by HughieDW, on Flickr

39410750201_43f555f29c_b.jpgimg4545 by HughieDW, on Flickr

27633443329_fd4073d114_b.jpgimg4546 by HughieDW, on Flickr
 
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Single skin brick security posts. Think I'd rather hide behind a bush!

Nice Hughie, hope you had a good hols.
 

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Oh I love the shots of the nesting stalks:excitement:, they must use the same nests each year and keep adding new sticks to them, they are so tall!

Funny little brick security posts, they have designed them to reflect the architecture of the barracks with their little brick "chimneys" on the corners, brilliant! Some wonderful warm light too, lovely pic's HD:encouragement:
 

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Just lovely hughie.seems you had a lovely time abroad
 

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