Archivo de Indias, Sevilla España

The Archivo General de Indias (General Archive of the Indies) houses all administrative documents relating to Spain’s colonial territories. While the building was constructed in the sixteenth century, it didn’t become the location of the documents until the eighteenth-century. Now, the documents have been relocated across the street, near the Alcazar, while the former building acts as a museum with fake folios adorning the walls. In front of the museum, four stone lions shaded by orange trees guard the entrance.

Main Entrance to the Archivo General de Indias

Lion Statue Archivo General de Indias

Lion Statue, Archivo General de Indias

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2 thoughts on “Archivo de Indias, Sevilla España

  1. Love the lighting in the first and the shallow DoF in the second really makes the lion pop-out, even though the conversion to mono has had the effect of drawing foreground and background together.

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