Sunday, May 17, 2009

Alhambra - Harmony in Lace and Arches - Granada












There are no words that can adequately describe the beauty of the architecture of the Nasrid Palaces at the Alhambra. The detailed stone carving, intricate wood marquetry and tiling form a harmonious whole with the sound of water flowing and the scent of roses. In this and the next post, I can only hope that my photographs will relay at least a small portion of the beauty of this site.
The first two photos show the detailed stone carving and woodwork. The third photo is of the Comares Palace while the fourth is the is of El Palacio del Portico, one of my favourites. The final photo is of the Puerto del Vino, one of the principal access gates, both then and now, to the
Alhambra.
More detailed photos are shown in the next post.

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