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... has a reputation for unsurpassed plasticity and strength reaching back to Roman times. The crusaders sought Toledo steel. Good enough for me and my kitchen, I thought. And my good mate Barry brought back a beautiful knife from here, so I thought I'd better find a bigger one (with a drink holder). I looked for advice about carrying knives on trains, planes, but there was nothing said, no warnings. I sourced an artisan sword maker called Mariano Zamorano and we visited ...
... of us getting lost...but we did. Eventually, though, we found city hall and were able to validate our tickets for Alhambra. Across the street from the city hall, there was a lively bar with a bunch of people singing and dancing inside and we enjoyed watching them for a bit.
Instead of taking another bus, we opted for a taxi that took us back to the hotel around 6. Another siesta was necessary before dinner at 8:30.
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Continuing on our inland tour of Andalucia's cultural attractions, we found ourselves in Granada. Between the historic sites around the city and the palacial grounds that make it famous, we were occupied for the entire afternoon and well into the late evening!
The main attraction is the Alhambra which is a fortress set atop a hill towards the East of the modern city center. Although it began as a military stronghold it was eventually converted to the personal residence ...
... they are starting to all look alike to me. This one did stand out in a couple of areas, however. During the Spanish Civil War in the 1930s, this cathedral suffered some visible damage. It has not been repaired, I am assuming as a reminder of the costs of war. The church was also left incomplete...there is only one tower. It's twin second tower is about three quarters the size of the ...
... But so far it has been ok with just some tight squeezes. The drive out of Granada was straight forward (gotta luv GPS on the smartphone) and the manual car is keyless start and auto restarts if u stall plus will auto break on hills until u press accelerator - very handy!! Let the road trip begin!
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