One such place is Casa Imperial in Seville, Spain. When I read a review and saw the photos of this plush romantic gem, and discovered that it was only 2 hours from my house, Luba and I immediately reserved the top suite and hit the road the very next day. This was our first time in Seville, but it definitely won't be our last.
Seville is the capital of Andalucia in the southwest corner of Spain. It is one of the most romantic cities in this most romantic of nations. It oozes Andalucian charm and will make you'll feel as though you've stepped into a lavish production of Bizet's Carmen.
The streets are chock-a-block with multi-coloured tents and pavilions which host the all-night partying. Horsemen dressed in the traditional costume of wide-brimmed "cordobas" hats and short jackets give equestrian displays on magnificent stallions. And Spanish women dressed in extravagant gowns, their elaborate hair-dos topped with the traditional "mantilla", show off their finery as they parade through the streets in beautifully decorated carriages.
The Casa Imperial is a gorgeous Spanish palace from the 16th century. It was originally owned by the Villafranca family. The entire palace is done in a rich, ancient form of mosaic architecture, which is common in this region of the Spain. We found it to be one of the most enchanting places we'd ever been! Getting to the hotel, however, was not easy. The stone streets of Seville are not made for large jeeps like mine, so the "piccolo" had a hard time carrying all my heavy photo gear from the far-off parking lot to our suite. But once we were in our room, what a joy! It was in a high tower and had a wide view of the skyline.
Not one to lose a second of daylight, Luba immediately dropped her clothes and started mingling with her surroundings. And everything was just as I had imagined it! The room was full of fascinating props, such as antique chairs, draperies, sky lights, saturated colors and dark wood. As you can see in the sample images (and the complete series will be coming soon for our members), this was a total joyride! Soon the darkness surrounded us and we had to stop shooting. Then we indulged deeply in the luxury of room service, mini bar, candle light and a king-size bed worthy of a sex-bomb and her horny photographer husband.
It was pure "Seduction in Seville!" If any of you know of a location of this caliber, please let me know. Luba and I are ready to hit the road again!
Adios, mis amigos!