Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Granada: The Alhambra

The Alhambra sits on a hill looking over the city of Grenada. I had been here once before in the 1990's but have no specific recollection of the visit as it was an "If This Is Tuesday It Must Be Belgium" tour with high school students and some friends along for the ride. So, it was like seeing it for the first time. It is an impressive series of buildings, but the overall experience is not helped by the crowds of people or the oppressive heat. My most memorable part of the visit was enjoying an ice-cold shandy after we had exhausted all the sights. Pretty sad. It's also difficult to photograph in the middle of the day with tourists everywhere, not that I'm not a tourist myself. The top and bottom photographs were taken the day before the visit from across the valley, a lookout we reached after a sweat-soaked hike.

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