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Gardens of the Alhambra

The Alhambra had many elaborate and beautiful gardens. We took a city minibus up to the top if a mount that the Alhambra sits but got off one stop to early but this was a happy mistake. We came across a free garden complex called Carmen de los Martires (Carmen of the Martyrs Gardens). It’s history is long and complicated but …

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Cool doors of the Alhambra

I noticed that the Alhambra has a lot of doors that you can’t open.  Who knows where they lead.  But most of them were absolutely beautiful.   And the frames around the doors were worthy of containing art.  And were often art themselves. So here are some pictures of cool door and doorways that I happened across.  Maybe a post …

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The Alhambra

We spent the day at the Alhambra today, our primary reason for visiting the city of Granada, and likely most others folks reason as well.  I must report that I got 3 of the last 5 tickets for our day.  They only let 6,600 a day inside the complex, and it made things so much better.  No giant lines or …

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The Alhambra: Upclose

  Today we spent all day at the Alhambra fortress and palace complex. It was a beautiful sunny day about 65 degrees.  Could not be more perfect.   K will post many landscape and archway shots so I thought I would post some my favorite up close pictures of the plasterwork in the Nasrid palace.      

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Granada City Tour

Thursday we had a lazy morning (J has a little cold) and traveled by bus (no direct rail line) to the city of Granada, arriving around 5:30. We will spend 3 nights in the city. K&K ventured out while J rested and brought back shawarma to the pitiful one and it was delicious! Plus it came with fresh cut fries …