Friday, March 20, 2009

Inside the Palace

Yesterday we drove 2+ hours to Granada to the Alhambra, a moorish palace/castle/walled-town. It's up in the mountains. Near the snow-capped Sierra Nevada. Beautiful!

This turn-of-last-millenium Sulatan's palace was taken over by the Christians in the crusades and then added to. So there is the colliding of cultures, worlds, and architecture in this space. Beautiful and challenging to appreciate it all.

I'm in a hurry, so there's little time to reflect right now, but it was a thought-provoking visit and one of the most beautiful places we've visited on this trip.


Sarah Jane said...

That's one of paul and mine's favorite places on earth.... thanks for sharing. Watching vicariously from Texas.

s.o said...

cool! I honestly didn't know that Spain has a Sierra Nevada as well. I see where we get it. beautiful.