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Visit to the Alhambra

My family has journeyed across the Atlantic to see me. 🙂

I am a happy camper. During their visit, we went to the Alhambra, which is in Granada and is the most visited monument in Spain.

It has a great view of my city:

We took a group tour to get the “full effect” and I have a big confession to make. 1. I didn’t pay attention at all. 2. I hate history.

Call me ignorant, but I could really care less about what things took place thousands of years ago. I’m quite happy that other people find this interesting, but it does not add anything to a travel experience for me. I’m the kind of girl who likes to wander and marvel.  I’d personally rather make up my own stories of what happened in a historical place.  So the point is…if you have more questions than Where is it? What does it look like? or Is it pretty? I’m probably not the person to ask.

My favorite thing about the monument was the detail work carved into the plaster. I took lots of photos of this, and told one of my brothers that I was thinking about writing a blog post called “The Patterns of the Alhambra” to which he replied, “sounds like your most boring yet.” I’m going to post them anyway (hmph), so I hope you enjoy.

See? Wasn’t that exceptionally un-boring?

There are so many other pictures and anecdotes I want to share, but all this uploading and editing is hurting my brain.  To be continued soon.

Besos!

 

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3 responses

  1. Dan

    Sure, the carvings look good. But do they TASTE good?

    December 27, 2010 at 7:22 pm

  2. I have to say that the Patterns of Alhambra are quite alluring.

    December 30, 2010 at 5:07 am

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