Panoramic view of the Alhambra c. AD 889, converted into a royal palace in 1333 by Yusuf I, Sultan of Granada
Panoramic view of the Alhambra c. AD 889, converted into a royal palace in 1333 by Yusuf I, Sultan of Granada
Charles V palace in Alhambra, taken from the viewpoint at Mirador de San Nicolás
Charles V palace in Alhambra, taken from the viewpoint at Mirador de San Nicolás
The entrance to Alhambra, Puerta de las Granadas, from the old city in Granada
The entrance to Alhambra, Puerta de las Granadas, from the old city in Granada
Washington Irving, a famous American writer, lived in the palace for a time whilst writing a book on it
Washington Irving, a famous American writer, lived in the palace for a time whilst writing a book on it
The pathway up to the Alhambra Palace is lined with running water - it's very tranquil indeed!
The pathway up to the Alhambra Palace is lined with running water - it's very tranquil indeed!
Pilar de Carlos V, Alhambra
Pilar de Carlos V, Alhambra
Looking down onto Puerta de la Justicia - Torre de la Justicia
Looking down onto Puerta de la Justicia - Torre de la Justicia
The beautiful tree-lined Calle Real de la Alhambra
The beautiful tree-lined Calle Real de la Alhambra
View of Granada from Jardines del Generalife
View of Granada from Jardines del Generalife
A gorgeous spot in the Generalife gardens - waiting to get this shot with few people in it was quite tricky!
A gorgeous spot in the Generalife gardens - waiting to get this shot with few people in it was quite tricky!
The entrance to the main Generalife buildings
The entrance to the main Generalife buildings
The picturesque Court of the Water Channel
The picturesque Court of the Water Channel
Window with a view - looking out onto the Alhambra complex from the Generalife building. Imagine how many people from past to present have looked out of here...
Window with a view - looking out onto the Alhambra complex from the Generalife building. Imagine how many people from past to present have looked out of here...
The big one - entrance to Palacios Nazaries!
The big one - entrance to Palacios Nazaries!
Detail of arabesques
Detail of arabesques
Tessellations like this inspired M.C. Escher's work.
Tessellations like this inspired M.C. Escher's work.
Looking into one of the rooms, unaltered for hundreds of years
Looking into one of the rooms, unaltered for hundreds of years
Colourful Tessellations in a room corner
Colourful Tessellations in a room corner
Some of the floor symmetrical tiling and wonderful colours to be seen
Some of the floor symmetrical tiling and wonderful colours to be seen
The detail of the wooden ceiling is outstanding
The detail of the wooden ceiling is outstanding
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