Friday, December 22, 2006
Light pouring in
As a new member of GT I've chosen this photo of sunlight pouring into a cool shady room of the magnificent Alhambra in Granada, Spain. The Alhambra الحمراء = Al Ħamrā'; literally "The Red Castle" is an ancient mosque, palace and fortress complex of the Moorish monarchs of Granada, in southern Spain, occupying a hilly terrace on the south-eastern border of the city of Granada.
It was the residence of the Muslim kings of Granada and their court, but is currently a museum exhibiting exquisite Islamic architecture.Over the centuries the buildings were expanded by Christian rulers and their architects making the Alhambra a unique place where you can experience a historic blend of the cultures.