Photographer's Note

This is the third of a series of images taken in the Alhambra in Granada Spain.
The temperature on the day reached 40 degrees centigrade - it was hot!
This part of the Palace is known as the Lions court.
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 pricess 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."
I had difficulty in this area(quite a few tourists restricted my viewing angles) so I took a few shots from various points trying to do justice to the view.
This is one that I believe shows the detail in the carving of the stone columns.
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: Levels,saturation,sharpening and I 'removed' some tourists (again, I hope this is not 'cheating' too much).

For further information on the Alhambra try these sites.




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