Saturday Snapshots #113

AlhambraCarving © J Horak-Druiff 2010

 

Wall carvings, Alhambra – Granada, Spain Oct 2010

The Alhambra (today a UNESCO World Heritage Site) is a palace and fortress complex constructed during the mid 14th century by the Moorish rulers of the Emirate of Granada in Al-Andalus, occupying the top of the hill of the Assabica on the southeastern border of the city of Granada in Andalucia, Spain.  The Alhambra’s Moorish palaces were built for the court of the last Muslim Emirs in Spain, who were of the Nasrid dynasty. The courtyards and halls of these palaces are covered in intricate carvings like this and kept me spellbound for hours when we visited a couple of weeks ago.

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  1. says

    I wish I had the financial means (that boat will never come in) to visit as many UNESCO sites as possible. Some off them must be stunning places to see.

  2. says

    Oh I want to see all your Spain pictures – especially the ones of the WAV and the ocean. I think I could get lost in detail like this – lovely!