So, I told Juri that he REALLY needed to get himself the latest iMac. Of course so I could get his current one...
Funny enough it only took him 1 day to be convinced. Hallelujah, now I have a perfectly quick and big screen computer to work on. So, I continued to work on the Spain holiday pictures.
This is me at the Alhambra overlooking Granada and the snowy mountain of the Sierra Nevada in the background.
On day 3 we went to the Alhambra in Granada. Today I will show you the outside of this gorgeous place. This above picture is the view over Granada standing at Alhambra.
For those interested in history:
"On a hill overlooking Granada, the Alhambra—a sprawling palace-citadel that comprised royal residential quarters, court complexes flanked by official chambers, a bath, and a mosque—was begun in the thirteenth century by Ibn al-Ahmar, founder of the Nasrid dynasty, and was continued by his successors in the fourteenth century.
Its most celebrated portions—a series of courtyards surrounded by rooms—present a varied repertoire of Moorish arched, columnar, and domical forms. The romantic imagination of centuries of visitors has been captivated by the special combination of the slender columnar arcades, fountains, and light-reflecting water basins found in those courtyards—the Lion Court in particular; this combination is understood from inscriptions to be a physical realization of descriptions of Paradise in Islamic poetry."
— Marvin Trachtenberg and Isabelle Hyman. Architecture: from Prehistory to Post-Modernism. p219.Later this week I will show you the inside and tell you why this building inspired me so much. Although I think these images are pretty self-explanatory.