Alhambra…

I started this piece over a year ago and then forgot it in the drafts folder. So now I’m trying to revive this blog it only seems appropriate to do so by posting it as it is, unfinished.

If a picture is worth a thousand words then what does it mean that I took over 300 photos of the Alhambra? Am I an awful photographer? (Please try to be nice when answering that!) or is the Alhambra just something that can’t be captured by word, photos or videos? A place so full of history it begs you to walk down its paths?

A brief history note before continuing: The Alhambra is a palace and fortress complex in Granada, Spain. In 889 it was only a small fortress but throughout time it suffered so many changes that by 1333 it was converted into a royal palace by Yusuf I, Sultan of Granada. Alhambra’s Islamic palaces, as we know them today, were built for the last Muslim emirs in Spain. After the conquest of granada by the “Catholic Monarchs” in 1492, some portions were used by Christian rulers and in 1527 Charles V commissioned a new palace to be inserted in the Alhambra within the Nasrid fortifications.

 

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