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The Sunflower Fields Of Carmona

Stretching as far as the eye can see, golden fields stretch and roll over the horizon. If you wait a moment, the breeze lifts and stirs the distant sunflowers, wrinkling them into a mirage. But step closer and dust rolls underfoot on the arid earth. You can stand among these giants – the sunflowers reach your shoulders, their broad faces searching out the sun and following its trail across the sky. It is this loving gesture that’s seen the flower become symbolic of fidelity across cultures. Originally from North America, the Spanish conquistadors first introduced sunflowers to Europe in the 16th century. And just outside Seville, the southern city of Carmona is surrounded by acres and acres of their gold.