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Spain Day 10 – Granada And La Alhambra


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I’m a big fan of spiral staircases – and this fine example at my hotel was just begging to be photographed before I headed out for a day of exploring Granada:

Hotel Spiral
Hotel Spiral

During the morning I looked for some geocaches and gradually worked my way up the huge hill towards La Alhambra. There was some impressive graffiti along the way:

AIRU
AIRU
Breezeblock Texture
Breezeblock Texture
Plaza Nueva
Plaza Nueva
Calle Real de La Alhambra
Calle Real de La Alhambra

Here is a collection of images from my walk around Granada:

My afternoon was spent looking around the incredible Alhambra Palace, built between the 11th-13th Centuries by the Moorish rulers of Spain, and later added to by the Christian King Carlos V in the 1500’s.

There is incredible and very beautiful ornamentation everywhere you look. It’s hard not to see hundreds of images around every corner!

Caught On Cameraphone, La Alhambra
Caught On Cameraphone, La Alhambra
The Curve Of A Chair
The Curve Of A Chair
Studded Door, Palacio de Carlos V
Studded Door, Palacio de Carlos V
Old Walls
Old Walls
Pillar Details
Pillar Details
Stained Glass Ceiling
Stained Glass Ceiling
Palacio del Partal
Palacio del Partal

Here are my other images from La Alhambra:

Spain Day 1 – Travel & Granada


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Today was the first day of my trip to Granada and the Alpujarras in Spain. The flight was quick and efficient, taking off from London City Airport which meant I saw the sights of the Capital from above. There were also some lovely clouds along the way:

Up In The Clouds
Up In The Clouds

Once I had checked into my hotel I took a walk around the streets of Granada looking for some geocaches. I also found some interesting graffiti:

Graffiti Colour
Graffiti Colour

The sun was shining and the architecture was always worth a look, especially these attractive railings in front of an old church:

Trapped Shadows
Trapped Shadows

I found another intriguing church thanks to looking for one cache – the Basílica de San Juan de Dios – decorated with gold from top to toe. Quite incredible!

The Pulpit
The Pulpit

My mono image for the day features some Shadows On The Corner. Here are a few more shots from the day: