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Alhambra detail

By rontear  
Obama orders air strikes, Israel invades Gaza, the Moslem world under attack for one reason or another. Here an example of the Arab culture in it's glory, The Alhambra of Granada in more peaceful times and what the Moslem world can stand for.

Tags: Beauty Architecture Wall Detail Moors Alhambra Arab

Voters: Richsr, RonnieAG, mrswoolybill and 24 more

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Richsr 11 91 223 England
8 Aug 2014 8:38AM
It certainly has some impressive wall carving Ron, good view point

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CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
8 Aug 2014 8:57AM
A wonderful capture, Ron, a true work of art. Carol
franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
8 Aug 2014 8:59AM
Amazing detail, Ron.

It obviously took some considerable time to produce.

Sadly, wars continue and probably will for the foreseeable future.Sad

paulknight 8 2 8 New Zealand
8 Aug 2014 9:22AM
Well said indeed!! I share your sentiments and appreciation. I once played a guitar solo called Memories of Alhambra.
NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
8 Aug 2014 9:35AM
The level of craftsmanship is quite amazing...

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
cats_123 Plus
14 4.8k 28 Northern Ireland
8 Aug 2014 9:43AM
The Alhambra was probably built as protection against marauders, so has a violent history of its own.

if only everyone would recognise the beauty of life. Super image Smile
Joline Plus
11 30 53 United States
8 Aug 2014 11:51AM

Quote:if only everyone would recognize the beauty of life

So true!!!!!
SlowSong Plus
9 7.3k 30 England
8 Aug 2014 1:23PM
Amazingly complex.
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
8 Aug 2014 2:18PM
Extraordinary craftsmanship. It's a crazy world.
cantona43 Plus
12 925 4 England
8 Aug 2014 2:36PM
a superb shot, well lit fantastic clarity and POV
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
8 Aug 2014 9:50PM
A wonderful place and this is a fine example of the craftmanship, Ron.

Source 7
8 Aug 2014 10:52PM
Beautiful art.Nice description.
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Nigeve1 Plus
5 1.4k 101 United Kingdom
9 Aug 2014 7:17AM
A tremendous example of islamic art and carving, a very fine image.
Rende 11 38 4 Netherlands
10 Aug 2014 11:25AM
Gorgeous shapes and patterns, beautifully captured.
rontear Plus
15 8 8 England
10 Aug 2014 11:00PM
Thank you all, surprising comments !! GrinGrinGrinGrin
alansnap 14 577 26 United Kingdom
11 Aug 2014 8:26AM
You're right Ron, if only we also remembered that during our dark ages, after the fall of the Roman Empire, Islam kept science alive and expanded it. Without Islamic scholars much of ancient Greek/Roman knowledge would have been lost.


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