Wednesday, June 3, 2009


We have finally reached the end of our travels. If for no other reason but to document our adventures for my own memory, I will now attempt to go back in time and remember all that we have done and seen....
I left off our last post in Granada so that is now where we will begin.

High on a hill opposite the old town is the Alhambra. The Alhambra was once the residence of the Muslim rulers of Granada and their courts. Each ruler would try to out-do the ruler before by making more beautiful contributions to this area. The detail that gets put into the Muslim architecture is amazing. This place is so popular with the tourists that you have to make reservations months a head to get in. Luckily we ran into a girl from Spain while we were in London who gave us the heads up. Only 200 people get in every half hour and we were lucky enough to get into one of those groups.

The background didn't turn out so well in this picture but any picture we can get with both of us in it is worth posting.

This is the view of the city from the main Palace that we were trying to get in the background of the last picture.

The Orangery.

This is the entrance into the gardens from the Palace. These purple flowers are all over Europe. I loved them. Does anyone know what they are?


This was the main protective fortress of the Alhambra.

By the end of the day I was so burned that I didn't even care how silly I looked as long as I was somehow covering up my poor pink skin.
After a wonderful day exploring Granada and the Alhambra we were up with the sun the next morning and ready to head out to the next city.

1 comment:

Becca said...

Nice pics! We'll have to have a picture sharing marathon, and we'll see all 5000! yipee!