This week’s theme: Masterpiece
The sheer scale and the intricacy of Moorish architecture will forever hold an allure for me, as if made real from a book of fairy-tales. I always revisiting my beloved Spain in my photo blogs, ever in search of undiscovered meaning in the familial connection that we share. I have a passion for architecture, and my numerous trips to Granada have always been with the same purpose in mind, to spend time within the splendour and the grandeur of the Alhambra Palace. Straddling the top of the mount overlooking the town below, the old city of Al Hambra juts out of the rock as if carved by the same forces as the mountain itself, almost geological wonder rather than architectural. Flanked by hundreds of deep green conifers standing sentry upon the steep incline from the valley below; an oasis of lush vegetation, gushing springs and the most beautiful roses whose roots and branches are centuries old, as old almost as the foundations of the city itself.
I love to sit at the edge of the ancient palace courtyard and watch the sun setting over the newer city below, listening to the cicadas and the incredibly loud chorus of the birds flocking in amongst the dense greenery that lines the ascent to the top from the valley entrance below. Behind the palace are the snow capped mountains of the Alpujarras imposing and beautiful as they catch the light of the deep orange sun. To me this special place is a masterpiece in itself.
25 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Masterpiece”
Truly beautiful. There is nothing to really compare to this style of architecture ‘down south’.
Thank you Ark, nice to see your stoney visage. It’s true its very special, and quite unique.
Thanks for stopping by, it means a lot.
I’ll bill you…no problem.:)
Sorry you’ll have to talk to my PA about that… 😉
You mean, John? …lol I’ll bill him then!
Hehe, yeah if you like. John as my PA, that’s a funny thought if ever there was one! …”wait don’t forget your hat!” [as he runs for the hills]
I went a long time ago and your beautiful post brought back fond memories.Your photos are terrific and the light incredible!
Thank you so much for stopping by and for the kind comments. It’s one of those special places that I always want to return to 🙂
Masterpieces for sure Ish! Stunning shots hon and great entry for the challenge. 😀 *hugs*
Thank you Sophia! I’ve been eyeing up your black and white photo challenge entries for the week. I may have a go myself 🙂
Great! Can’t wait to see them. 😀
Wow! Absolutely beautiful! It really is like a fairy tale setting. I love the contrast of the mountain with the green of the trees. Amazing photos. Well done! 🙂
Hi beth! Thank you so much for stopping by and for your lovely comments 🙂
Have a great weekend!
I remember the sound of water from the ubiquitous fountains and the stone carvings that looked liked they could only have been carved in wood.
The carvings are phenomenal aren’t they? I remember the first time I visited I felt in absolute awe of the level of detail, particularly in the Nazrid Palaces.
The photos are phenomenal – really gorgeous. Obviously a place you know very well!
Thank you so much for your kind words and for stopping by, it’s really appreciated. It’s a place I wish I could visit more often 🙂
all the relicts of Moorish architecture in Spain are very interesting!
They are indeed. Thank you for stopping by!
beautiful. they do look like something from a fairytale! 🙂
Thank you for the lovely comment and for stopping by 🙂
The lighting is fabulous. Thanks for sharing your passion. And thanks for stopping over at my Blog. Hope to see you again soon!!
Thank you for your wonderful comment. You are very welcome for the visit, likewise, thank you for taking the time to stop by too 🙂
Wow! Looks like a painting!
Thank you! I know when I take photos there is always a potential that I will turn them into paintings, so I guess I’m always looking at things with an artists eye. It’s nice to know that it comes across 🙂
Thanks so much for stopping by Ayoliag, it means a lot…
Have a great day!