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20220915: Alhambra

Thursday

We woke up at a crisp 5:00 to catch our bus to Granada, and may I say that was the BUMPIEST, WILDEST bus ride of my life. This page is a long one, and I am sick, so captions will have to do for now. The one thing I will say about Alhambra that I learned was that I thought it was just one palace, but it’s an entire compound with TONS of buildings and lots going on. Way more to it than I expected. We entered at 9:30 and didn’t leave until 15:00. LOTS to see.
The stars out when we woke up - you can see the circle glow that surrounded the moon.
The stars out when we woke up - you can see the circle glow that surrounded the moon.
A fun neon sign at the bus station.
A fun neon sign at the bus station.
Cyprus trees!!
Cyprus trees!!
Arched hedges are new to me.
Arched hedges are new to me.
Our first view of the city of Granada.
Our first view of the city of Granada.
The level of intracacy in the Nasrid Palaces is insane, and a fun bonus to see the city through the windows.
The level of intracacy in the Nasrid Palaces is insane, and a fun bonus to see the city through the windows.
The same shot as above, but zoomed out.
The same shot as above, but zoomed out.
THE. DETAIL.
THE. DETAIL.
The gilding!
The gilding!
Such a blend of Islamic and Spanish architecture.
Such a blend of Islamic and Spanish architecture.
Immaculate box hedging.
Immaculate box hedging.
La luna
La luna
The famous Court of the Lions
The famous Court of the Lions
More beautiful architecture.
More beautiful architecture.
Okay now things get crazy detailed.
Okay now things get crazy detailed.
This photo is slightly blurry which I think accurately describes how I felt looking up to the center of this dome.
This photo is slightly blurry which I think accurately describes how I felt looking up to the center of this dome.
A detailed section of the dome pictured above for reference.
A detailed section of the dome pictured above for reference.
Hello stunning courtyard!
Hello stunning courtyard!
Courtyard of dreams
Courtyard of dreams
Selfie with the pretty courtyard.
Selfie with the pretty courtyard.
The terracotta color with the lush greenery!
The terracotta color with the lush greenery!
Still not over this view.
Still not over this view.
A drooping walkway.
A drooping walkway.
I think that’s the queen’s dressing room, but I can’t remember.
I think that’s the queen’s dressing room, but I can’t remember.
Orange trees!
Orange trees!
It was all so pretty.
It was all so pretty.
Flowers billowing over a stone wall.
Flowers billowing over a stone wall.
Taking inspiration for my box home.
Taking inspiration for my box home.
Hans trying to be an influencer.
Hans trying to be an influencer.
Stunning gardens.
Stunning gardens.
This place goes on for seemingly ever.
This place goes on for seemingly ever.
More beautiful gardens from under a persimmon tree.
More beautiful gardens from under a persimmon tree.
La luna watching over us.
La luna watching over us.
Traveling with Sergio in a nutshell.
Traveling with Sergio in a nutshell.
Still got my artsy pic!
Still got my artsy pic!
And more.
And more.
And more!
And more!
This building was finished after 1900. I think the ceiling gives it away a bit.
This building was finished after 1900. I think the ceiling gives it away a bit.
Selfie in front of the city
Selfie in front of the city
A patch of greenery surrounded by city.
A patch of greenery surrounded by city.
Sergio, post-belly slap, with a cool tree trunk.
Sergio, post-belly slap, with a cool tree trunk.
So inspired by these hedges.
So inspired by these hedges.
The green and white tiles reminded me of bookbinding.
The green and white tiles reminded me of bookbinding.
Can’t skip a Fendi manhole cover!
Can’t skip a Fendi manhole cover!
What I want my house to look like.
What I want my house to look like.
The prettiest shady courtyard with subdued fountain.
The prettiest shady courtyard with subdued fountain.
I swear every direction you turned was beauty.
I swear every direction you turned was beauty.
And now we enter the gardens of the Generalife!
And now we enter the gardens of the Generalife!
My kinda treehouse
My kinda treehouse
I’m really loving all the rows of pots everywhere
I’m really loving all the rows of pots everywhere
More wildflowers with cyprus trees!
More wildflowers with cyprus trees!
The bathroom’s lock was at the bottom of the door, very unique.
The bathroom’s lock was at the bottom of the door, very unique.
Re-energizing.
Re-energizing.
Continuing through the gardens.
Continuing through the gardens.
Overlooking Alhambra and the city.
Overlooking Alhambra and the city.
Sergio’s antenna followed him everywhere around the grounds 🙂
Sergio’s antenna followed him everywhere around the grounds 🙂
Again, just always incredible gardens.
Again, just always incredible gardens.
IT NEVER ENDS.
IT NEVER ENDS.
I’m moving in. (and running out of captions).
I’m moving in. (and running out of captions).
I’ll never not love an azalea in bloom.
I’ll never not love an azalea in bloom.
View of Alhambra.
View of Alhambra.
Clean.
Clean.
If only you could feel the heat through this photo.
If only you could feel the heat through this photo.
An idyllic day.
An idyllic day.
This reminds me of frog and toad or sound of music.
This reminds me of frog and toad or sound of music.
And this was our NASTY lunch. Those are NOT calamari….
And this was our NASTY lunch. Those are NOT calamari….
This burger king’s play place was in the middle of the parking lot.
This burger king’s play place was in the middle of the parking lot.
You made it to the end! And so did we! Our bus ride home was much smoother than the one there, thank goodness.
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