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... was surrendered to the Spanish in 1492. Ben noticed that the ceilings and walls had many interesting patterns and shapes on them. There were no statues or paintings like in the French Chateaux. There were also some beautiful courtyards with lovely fountains. In the Palace of the Lions, all the fountains linked together and there were lions which were spitting out water! Ben and Jon thought these fountains ...
Palace, constructed as a recreation area for the Kings of Granada. The most
notable part of the Generalife is its extensive formal gardens with perfectly
clipped cypress bushes, water features, and flower beds. The Moors invented the
concept of a symmetrical garden as a work of architecture as well as nature and
great beauty several centuries before it became popular in royal gardens in
Christian Europe during the Renaissance ...
... have the greatest facial expressions. It's impossible to look away. Especially when they bring out their small child who dances like an absolute rockstar. Granada is a really interesting place also because of the hippy caves that people live in (pictures on this page). Most of these people don't even have running water or electricity as they live here for free and the government basically doesn't give a ****. They find bits and bobs off the street and in people's rubbish and they ...
... of holy men and women. And, well, frankly ... they're kind of gloomy! Not being a medieval historian, I don't really care about the background of the buildings: who constructed them or when or for what specific reason. Oh, right: they were built for the glory of God! But I can't help thinking how much better they could have glorified God by taking all the money and labour that went into building these grand monuments and using it to improve the daily lives of their ...
Today will be a busy day. I'm on the bus heading to Granada. We are going to the alambra there then to see what more we can. However we will be going back to cordoba later tonight. On the bus ride to Granada I was able to see the fields and hills of olive trees; the same as I saw around jaen.
Granada is a incredible city and one that I absolutely need to go back to see more of it. Unfortunately it rained for most of the day but we still did as ...