This is a model of the Giralda I made years ago, with a hand saw. The Giralda is the tower next to the cathedral of Seville.
Its construction started in 1172 as part of a mosque. When the city
was conquered by the Christian king Fernando III of Castille in 1248
the mosque was adapted to become a cathedral. In the sixteenth
century the upper part of the tower was modified, adquiring the
beautiful aspect we can presently enjoy.
It is maybe surprising for some of
you to know that there is a copy of this tower in the American city
of Kansas City. The reason is that Seville and Kansas City are
sister cities (Hello Kansas!). You can have a look
in this link (look
where it says ¨Poseidon's Fountain¨).
I don't know whether the patterns of this
model are still available, though in a short time I expect to create
my own ones, trying to improve these.
The totally new patterns of The Giralda are already available. Click
here to go to
the Giralda page.