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Spain #81

By handlerstudio  
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If you go to Andalusia, to southern Spain, one of the things that you pretty much need to do is to see the Alhambra. This was the seat of (at least part) of Islam in Spain when Muslims were in charge. I did not take notes of which building is which....so I will take three days for the Alhambra...one for outside images, the buildings, one for interiors (maybe more grand) and one for the gardens and grounds. And then, Granada, the hill across the valley from the Alhambra.

I would like to thank Joan, (emjaycee) and Isabel (Chinga) for their UA for my photos of Seville yesterday.

Peter

AND............


To quote Wikipedia:

The Alhambra (/ælˈhæmbrə/ (About this soundlisten), Spanish: [aˈlambɾa]; Arabic: الْحَمْرَاء‎, romanized: Al-Ḥamrāʾ, pronounced [alħamˈraːʔ], lit. '"The Red One"') is a palace and fortress complex located in Granada, Andalusia, Spain. It was originally constructed as a small fortress in AD 889 on the remains of Roman fortifications, and then largely ignored until its ruins were renovated and rebuilt in the mid-13th century by the Nasrid emir Mohammed ben Al-Ahmar of the Emirate of Granada, who built its current palace and walls. It was converted into a royal palace in 1333 by Yusuf I, Sultan of Granada.[1] After the conclusion of the Christian Reconquista in 1492, the site became the Royal Court of Ferdinand and Isabella (where Christopher Columbus received royal endorsement for his expedition), and the palaces were partially altered in the Renaissance style.

Tags: Spain Islam Alhambra Granada Landscape and travel

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taggart Plus
16 47 14 United States
19 May 2020 2:35AM
the building have a distinctive style--
Beautiful Spain!
Beautiful Alhambra!
Daisymaye Plus
12 23 19 Canada
19 May 2020 3:24AM
So nice to see all the lovely architecture, their history and views. A great set Peter.
19 May 2020 7:32AM
Wonderful architecture in this great set. Well done Peter.
WesternRed.
19 May 2020 8:33AM
An excellent and most interesting collection of images and narrative, Peter.
A place I'd love to visit!

RichardSmile
richmowil Plus
12 446 2 England
19 May 2020 9:43AM

Quote:An excellent and most interesting collection of images and narrative, Peter.
A place I'd love to visit!

RichardSmile



I agree with Richard. Its now on my list to visit Peter!
Chinga Plus
10 3 2 United Kingdom
19 May 2020 10:22AM
Magnificent set with such a wonderful Spanish "flavour"...
Good work Peter, Isabel GrinGrin
dudler Plus
17 1.6k 1839 England
19 May 2020 10:26AM
Beautiful brickwork in perfect light in V4.
johnke Plus
8 228 17 England
19 May 2020 10:35AM
Beautiful Peter, typical Spanish Architecture that you have photographed, its always a pleasure to see your interesting Images and narratives Thank you..John
Nikonuser1 Plus
8 166 16 United Kingdom
19 May 2020 12:06PM
A great set PeterSmileSmile

Cliff
19 May 2020 1:35PM
Excellent set
Mollycat Plus
7 21 2 United Kingdom
19 May 2020 4:09PM
Stunning building, and love the brickwork Peter.
Peter
dimalexa 4 5 Greece
19 May 2020 7:02PM
Here, landscape and buildings "smell" Mediterranean. The green of the cypress, the Byzantine tile, the bricks, all these give an image of peace and tranquility. Superb set, all photos are lovable, Peter!
Dimitris
Alfie_P Plus
13 927 2 United Kingdom
20 May 2020 12:42AM
Wonderful set of images Peter good work. The Duke of Wellington had English Elm trees planted there in 1812 Smile

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