SO we decided to go to the Reales Alkasares to draw on the hottest day we have experienced so far here in Sevilla.
11am and temperatures had already reached 45!!! (thats like over 100 degrees farenheight)
But we chose a place in the shade and drew one of the many beautiful fuentes in the extensive gardens behind the Alkasares. After several hours baking in the sun- i mean sketching, we walked around to see if we could spot the famoso pavo real!! And after about haf an hour we were just about to give up when we practically stepped on the thing as we rounded a corner. It was just sitting calmly in a pile of leaves enjoying the shade.
Needless to say we took loads of pictures and we were amazed at how close we were able to get to the beautiful bird ...perhaps he is used to the paparazzi -i mean after all his feathers really are exquisite.
The only funny thing was that compared to the female, the macho was much more beautiful and she looked extremely plain. But the grounds keeper was saying that the reason for the colorful feathers was merely to show off for the female and the rest of the time he had to drag the heavy load behind him lol its amazing what some creatures do to attract a mate.