Friday, 2 October 2015

Beauties at Malaga

Málaga is a port city on southern Spain’s Costa del Sol, known for its high-rise hotels and resorts jutting up from yellow-sand beaches. But looming over that modern skyline are the city’s 2 massive hilltop citadels, the Alcazaba and ruined Gibralfaro, remnants of Moorish rule, along with a soaring Renaissance cathedral, nicknamed La Manquita ("one-armed woman") because one of its towers was curiously left unbuilt.

Malaga has lovely walking ways with simply amazing places to stop... 

Look at this below, its simply beautiful. 

The above pic is the metal grills on a door. What impressive work!! 

Wednesday, 30 September 2015

Simple beauties at Granada

Here is a simple post on the beauties ... some things at Granada that I simply loved.. 

Granada, in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains in Andalucía, has many important examples of medieval architecture dating to the Moorish occupation of Spain. It’s best known for the Alhambra, a grand, sprawling hilltop fortress complex encompassing royal palaces, serene patios and reflecting pools from the Nasrid dynasty, as well as the fountains and orchards of the Generalife gardens.

I'll go back some day for sure *smiles*

Monday, 28 September 2015

The Alhambra Granada 10

My last post on the Alhambra at the Granada is a round up of all the beauties there... 
Do visit their site to see the other spots & places

So if you ever happen to be in Spain, do visit the Al Hambra Granada. 

Friday, 25 September 2015

Alhambra Granada 9

Are you bored?? I sure hope not!! 

In the Nasrid Palaces, this area on the outside is called the Palace of the Lions.

When Mohammed V succeeded his father Yusuf I, he did more than just finishing the alterations that his father had started. He actually started building what would become his great work of art, the marvellous legacy he left us in the Alhambra: the Palace of the Lions (Palacio de los Leones). This palace comprised the private chambers of the royal family and it was built in the angle formed by the Baths (Baños) and the Court of the Myrtles (Patio de los Arrayanes). 

In this palace is where Nasrid art achieved its greatest degree of magnificence. The beauty of this palace shows incomparable sensibility and harmony. Light, water, colours and exquisite decoration turn this palace into a marvellous pleasure for the senses. The abstract and geometric decoration steps back in this palace for a more naturalistic style to dominate, as the result of the Christian influence, which was even stronger due to the friendship between Mohammed V and the Christian king Pedro I, the Cruel One. 

The palace comprises a central patio surrounded by several galleries with columns in the way a Christian cloister would be. From the central patio you may access the different halls: the Hall of the Mocarabes (Sala de los Mocárabes) to the west, the Hall of the Kings (Sala de los Reyes) to the east, the Hall of the Two Sisters (Sala de Dos Hermanas), the Hall of the Ajimeces (Sala de los Ajimeces) and Daraxa's Mirador (Mirador de Daraxa) to the north and the Hall of the Abencerrajes (Sala de los Abencerrajes) and the Harem (Harén) to the south.

Didn't I warn you that every pillar ... I fell in love with... will be on this blog.. *smiles*