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Granada. La Alhambra desde el Mirador de San Nicolas
30-APR-2012

Granada. La Alhambra desde el Mirador de San Nicolas

Give him alms, woman,
For there is nothing in life,
nothing
So sad as to be blind in Granada
(Francisco de Icaza)

The poet was right. Granada, the golden city of the northwestern slope of Spainís snowcapped Sierra Nevada Mountains, makes you grateful for your eyes. From the tallest tower to the smallest fountain, it is a monument to the precious gift of seeing. In Granada the meanest beggar is wealthy if he owns a good pair of eyes. But what poverty it would be to stand bathing in that marvelous light, so rich that it casts colored shadows, and never see it!

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Jim & Josefina28-Oct-2012 05:44
Yes, a breathtaking shot!... Josefina
Helen Betts24-Oct-2012 19:33
Beautiful composition, and I like that one red tree amongst the green. And such a magnificent building! V.
ac24-Oct-2012 08:21
Interesting view on this castle.
larose forest photos24-Oct-2012 02:48
Breathtaking view and your quote is absolutely terrific. Very nicely done! BV
Gill Kopy24-Oct-2012 01:00
Love your quote - it would certainly be sad to miss this beautiful scene ! V
Hank Vander Velde24-Oct-2012 00:54
A beautiful, well composed image Jose.
gary rouleau24-Oct-2012 00:08
Such a cool photo.
Fletcher Wildlife Garden23-Oct-2012 22:38
Love that poem, and I love your fabulous image. I've been to Spain, but not to Granada, and now wish I'd been there. VV
bill friedlander23-Oct-2012 21:59
A breathtaking scene, beautiful castle surrounded by lush greenery! A reminder of past glories. V
Robbie D7023-Oct-2012 20:38
Wow this is great , one day I must get to visit and tour Spain, before its too late.
danad23-Oct-2012 20:31
Beautiful view of a mythical place. V.
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