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Photographer's Note

This is the 5th of a series of images taken in the Alhambra in Granada Spain.

This part of the Palace is known as the Lions court.
I have adjusted quite a few things in this image (see PP details below) but I believe I was lucky in the fact that I spotted a Ladies silhouette in the entrance on the left of the image, I believe it goes some way in capturing the following sentiments.
The American writer Washington Irving (who wrote
'Tales of the Alhambra')and who contributed to the fame of Moorish Spain and Granada, as well as the saving of the legacy of Alhambra wrote this.
"It is impossible to contemplate this scene, so perfectly Oriental, without feeling the early associations of Arabian romance, and almost expecting to see the white arm of some mysterious princess beckoning from the gallery, or some dark eye sparkling though the lattice. The abode of beauty is here as if had been inhabited but yesterday."


For anyone planning to visit the Alhambra I would check out the details for access (you need to book in advance to be sure of gaining entrance to the Palace proper - the gardens are less of a problem).

PP: Cropped,Levels,saturation,sharpening and I 'removed' some tourists, a rope cordon and some pump equipment on the fountain (again, I hope this is not 'cheating' too much).


For further information on the Alhambra try these sites.

http://www.andalucia.com/cities/granada/alhamhistory.htm

Or

http://lexicorient.com/spain/alhambra.htm

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