Thursday, November 26, 2009

A STEP BACK IN TIME AT ALHAMBRA

A panoramic view of Alhambra with the town of Granada in the valley below. Note the clear blue sky.


Yesterday we signed up for a day trip to Alhambra in Granada. The route took us through undulating country - hillslopes covered with olive trees alternating with green fields of asparagus. Pedro, our tour guide, told us that the asparagus grown here is unique to the region and specially farmed for laboratory research on finding a cure for prostate cancer.

Part of the Gardens

The camera just can't quite capture the beauty of Moorish architecture.

Imagine this was sculptured 700 years ago!

Explaining how this lacquered piece was done.


The narrow alleys of Medina lined with stalls selling arts and crafts. (Click on image to enlarge.)


The deserted streets during siesta time from 2-5pm.

More pictures tomorrow. Too tired to write much, but enjoying every minute of my Spain vacation. The countdown has begun - tomorrow's our last day here. We are leaving for London on Friday, and then it's back to Kuala Lumpur.
For now, it's "Buenas noches" or "Good night".

4 comments:

Paul said...

Make me want to go back to Spain. It's been a long time since 1960. Don't miss the experience & excitement of the bullfight either in Madrid or Barcelona.

CheaHS@n said...

Wah 700 years old sculpture wonder the trade still continues..thanks

foodbin said...

those sculpture are well maintained.

Saw Yeng Keen said...

Went to The Alhambra 2 years ago. Trabuco is about an hour drive away. I love the architecture and the history behind this great building.We also went up the Sierra Nevada.Glad you had a lovely time in Spain.