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... It is hard to
imagine this over the top opulence, and waste! The royalty had all the power
and money. Unfortunately we couldn’t
take photos inside but here are a couple of the grand staircase. The steps are
very shallow to allow for people to make a grand entrance- a slow and graceful
accent. There is also a large collection of armour - for both the men and the horses. How they managed to even move is beyond me
and those ...
... after to shop in the local tourist shop. Most of us bought a little saffron since this was the area where it is grown. Back on the bus we drove through miles of olive groves. This is one of the biggest olive oil producers in the world. Also a major grower of saffron. Nygil gave us a talk on the history of the area. You can tell he loves history and makes it understandable to us. He also pulled out a couple of bottles of ...
... panels, stone pillars & beams, finely designed tile work, pots and vases, household items, and more.
The heat the past couple days has been killer, ranging from 95 to 105 degrees and slightly humid. As we do mostly walking around the city, it had been really sucking all of the energy out of us. Now we understand what the Spanish ¨siesta¨ is all about. We retreated to our hostel ...
... some things to see in and around Granada. I made a small list starting with La Basilica de San Juan de Dios. According to my research, San Juan de Dios (St. John of God) was a man from Portugal who, in his late 20s, joined the Roman Catholic Church after publicly renouncing the ways of his past life including a short stint in the military. He was taken into a mental hospital for beating himself and renouncing his past life in public. Then, when he was released (after being ...
... spots in Granada such as the cathedral, some art galleries and fountains.
After taking the student bus up a hill and seeing the city as well as the
Alhambra at night, we had free time. So we walked down the hill and made our
way back to the hotel.
One of the best parts about the weekend was that one of my
best friends, Lane, who is studying in Valencia this semester, also happened to
be visiting Granada this same weekend. With almost no landmarks to work ...