Tuesday, May 29, 2012

ALHAMBRA GRANADA ANDALUSIA SPAIN


Yes Dawn, you guessed and you gave a wonderful explanation! :-)


 "the red fortress" - "a pearl set in emeralds" -"paradise on earth"



The unbelievable gorgeous ceilings...



Fountains, columns, beautiful gardens, arched windows, lace like window panes, colorful tiles. Breathtaking artwork of carvings everywhere, on the walls, columns, arches, not the tiniest space left empty, till high up on the ceilings. Splendid views on Granada all around, and on the surrounding hills...

Click on the pictures to appreciate this terrific place even more...
Photographed by Uri Eshkar, October 2008

19 comments:

zsazsazsu said...

it has been over 25 years back that I have visited it, so thank you for refeshing my mind about this great place !

Dawn of LaTouchables said...

Oh, hooray! I think it's one of the most beautiful places I've ever been, as far as historical sites are concerned. The way water is featured in every detail is breath-taking. It's such a harmonic place...Yael, I was there in 2006. If only our paths would cross...

wanda miller said...

GOOD grief! yael, you must be walking about i think. hooray! the church pictures caught my wandering eye...tell yuri, thanks, such beauty all! xoxo

Friko said...

It's a breathtakingly beautiful place and the pictures do it justice.

Jutta said...

Liebe Yael,

das sind ja fantastische Gebäude - wie aus 1001 Nacht. Da muss man sicher stundenlang schauen, um alle Details zu erfassen. Wenn man das überhaupt schafft.

Liebe Grüße
Jutta

Eva said...

Wunderschön! Vielleicht komme ich ja doch mal dorthin. Einmal war ich in Spanien, kam aber nicht so ganz mit den dortigen Bräuchen zurecht. Aber dafür könnte man es auf sich nehmen.

Bob Bushell said...

Well, I'd have never guess that, lovely place and the well photographed.

Clare said...

As I was looking at these fabulous pictures I was trying to imagine what it must be like to life there. Would you get used to the beauty or see it everyday? Lucky people that there!

Mrs. D said...

Beautiful! I went there many years ago, I'd very much like to go back.

Hilde said...

Oh, I missed this guessing game, Yael, but I never would have guessed this place.

The photos are fabulous! What a special place, and so many detailed ornaments. Thanks for sharing :)

Thanks for your nice comment, Yael. I hope you are feeling better now!
Hugs :)

stardust said...

My daughter had a trip to Spain and loved Alhambra. As for myself, I so enjoyed this virtual tour at Alhambra with the rich, artistic remnant of Islamic Spain with you, Yael and Uri. I feel like that I heard the Memories of Alhambra while seeing. The cityscape is so beautiful.

Yoko

SACRAMENTO said...

I live less than half an hour away from Granada. I studied there, and so did Rebecca.
Much love, my dearest friend
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Loddelina said...

Have a great weekend as well, dear, and I hope your back is better now...
Smiles from France :)

Lori @ Studio Waterstone said...

What a beautiful place! And what a gift to be able to travel there. Hope you're feeling better!

Lisa said...

Oh My .. Oh My .. Oh My ... WoW. It looks like exquisite lace... Wow.. My breath is whisked away ♥♥ amazing.

wanda miller said...

SPECTACULAR visit i've had! thank you yael! and i am so glad to hear that you are on the mend and being repaired and able to bend! such a lovely friend! xoxo

- Yvonaut -
Das sind Raphael und Yvonne
said...

Wunderschöne Bilder!
Wir wünschen eine schöne Woche!
Yvonne & Raphael

Χρυσούλα Μαυροπούλου said...

ganz tolle bilder.Spanien ist ein interessantes land.Ich wollte dieses jahr kommen,aber hm..hm...

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