Friday, June 19, 2009

The Alhambra

Lacy Moorish Architecture

Reflecting Pool

Tile Ceiling

Star-studded ceiling

Garden walls...

Yesterday I flew to Granada and wore myself out exploring the Alhambra. It´s absolutely exquisite...and a bit reminiscent of the Taj Mahal. Prior to being taken over by Isabel and Fernando (who sponsored Christopher Columbus´ trips to America) it was a Moor stronghold. And much of the lacy architecture is quite reminiscent of the Moorish influence in India. I took a zillion photos...looking for special angles and views of the buildings and the gardens.

1 comment:

  1. ah I never knew Alhambra lent so much to indian architecture, interesting comparison


    Alhambra palace