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El Generalife. Patio de la Acequia

El Generalife. Patio de la Acequia

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The Court of the Main Canal (Patio de la Acequia) was designed as an interior garden, with the exception of the small lookout point on the west side, adjacent to the central arbour. The side part was originally enclosed by a high wall with a continuous eave, which was destroyed during the Christian era. Some of the remains can be seen at both ends.
As a result, it was transformed into a sort of belvedere when the landscape appeared, and the intimate quality of the place was lost. Added to the length of the court was a narrow open corridor with arches and the figures of the Catholic Monarchs, a yoke and arrows painted on the intrados along with the well-known expression, “It’s all the same” (“Tanto Monta”).
These famous crossing jets, which have been copied the world over, were, however, only installed in the 19th century. Nevertheless, an archaeological excavation in 1958 revealed that at one time it had twelve spouts.

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Kim12-Dec-2012 18:15
Wonderful framing and composition! V
irena12-Dec-2012 12:21
Very nice POV. V
Irene Wehrli04-Dec-2012 08:05
Framed with the arch, amazing view into the sunny patio with those fountains - nicely captured Joseantonio!
Lennart Waara03-Dec-2012 08:26
Excellent photo! Great camera work!
meekam tam28-Oct-2012 11:52
Extremely beautiful view! Great shot, Jose! V
Dennis Hoyne28-Oct-2012 03:46
Beautiful scene, nicely framed.
fotabug28-Oct-2012 03:39
What a pleasing and inviting view! V
Gill Kopy28-Oct-2012 02:22
A very beautiful shot V
Mildred Alpern28-Oct-2012 00:32
And so cool in the hot weather!
janescottcumming28-Oct-2012 00:25
Lovely point of view and framing.
Hank Vander Velde28-Oct-2012 00:17
A nice, naturally framed image Jose.
George27-Oct-2012 21:08
Great composition! V
Martin Lamoon27-Oct-2012 20:12
Fantastic view, like the framing. V
Robin Reid27-Oct-2012 19:58
Now i could life there! Nice work.
Helen Betts27-Oct-2012 19:35
Beautiful framing of a lovely scene. V.
Mats K27-Oct-2012 19:21
Nice framing
John Reynolds27-Oct-2012 18:57
Well composed, Jose. V.
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