The Alhambra is the biggest attraction in Granada. From wikitravel: "Part fortress (the Alcazaba), part palace (Palacios Nazaries), part garden (the Generalife) and part government city (the Medina), this medieval complex overlooking Granada is one of the top attractions in Spain, with many visitors coming to Granada expressly to see the Alhambra. The last Moorish stronghold in Europe, the Alhambra reflects the splendor of Moorish civilization in Andalusia and offers the visitor splendid ornamental architecture, spectacular and lush gardens, cascading and dripping water features, and breathtaking views of the city." This means so much beautiful sh!t that you can't take it anymore. lets have a look. ¡Vamos!
The start of more beautiful islamic art and architecture than you can handle.
sorry if this is not what you wanted to see.
oranges everywhere in Granada. i remember seeing orange juice everywhere too
Islamic palaces all have insanely ornate carvings. You'll see, oh you'll see
Bob can't believe it either that they carved miles and miles of this stuff.
I'm loving the plants growing on the roofs of buildings in Granada.
Ok at this point its like "oh awesome another beautiful garden, it's so beautiful i want to lie down and go to sleep (because i'm so exhausted from the beautiful)".
Water flowing through the walls
The Fortress part
Bob wanted to climb that wall to the far right in the back. I thought that was odd because bob is always so tired and destroyed. But he would inadvertently get his wish the next day. Bob also LOVES caves. wtf bob.
The Sierra Nevada mountain range. This picture does'nt capture how they just blended into the sky. the snow covered peaks were so shiny and touching the sky better than any CGI movie effects could do. when you see it in person it looks hyper real. this is when it would be nice to have a zoom lens.
European union flag, Andalusian flag, Spanish flag, flag of Granada
pretty f'ing cool standing over on that fortress part. surreal, all of granada on one side, the sierra nevadas on the other, the wind in your hair.
check out those magenta chromatic aberrations. i hate my camera now.
at this point its like dios mio how much more beautiful and ornate sh!t can Alhambra punch into my eyeballs? (p.s. the answer is a whole lot more a-hole so get ready)
plain or the most beautiful blue you've ever seen? I'll take both please
Court of the Myrtles, Palacios Nazaries
oh i'll just take a call from a client for a cover job over here in this corner in this islamic palace in spain. i know my life is pretty hard sometimes.
Ok please me and bob multiple too much beautiful concussions right now. The ceiling in the Hall of the Two Sisters, Palacios Nazaries
Had enough? was looking at this post a little exhausting? No more sprawling spaces filled with insanely intricate intertwining islamic geometric patterns please? No more beautiful please! Please, just leave us alone! totally spent in every way possible, feet destroyed from cobbles stones and travelling all day, me and bob wandered through beautiful granda back to our hostel. we went on a tapas journey and ended up at some cool bars which i posted in the previous post. What a magical day in Granada. NBD. Alhambra is def the most impressive Islamic palace i've seen so far, the one in Seville doesn't even compare (still a beaute though). Ok see you in the quaint skinny winding streets of Albayzín tomorrow.