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Alhambra de Granada. Generalife
01-MAY-2012

Alhambra de Granada. Generalife

The Palacio de Generalife (literally, "Architect's Garden") was the summer palace and country estate of the Nasrid Emirs (Kings) of the Emirate of Granada in Al-Andalus, now beside the city of Granada.
The complex consists of the Patio de la Acequia (Court of the Water Channel or Water-Garden Courtyard), which has a long pool framed by flowerbeds, fountains, colonnades and pavilions, and the Jardín de la Sultana (Sultana's Garden or Courtyard of the Cypress). The former is thought to best preserve the style of the medieval Persian garden in Al-Andalus.
Originally the palace was linked to the Alhambra by a covered walkway across the ravine that now divides them. The Generalife is one of the oldest surviving Moorish gardens.

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Ria de Nijs29-Oct-2012 08:21
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Yvonne28-Oct-2012 10:27
We are so lucky you take these photos Jose... the beautiful adornments are amazing to see, as is the history to read! v
Colin Dixon28-Oct-2012 09:03
Wonderful details on that building well captures v
John Hamers28-Oct-2012 09:03
Beautiful architecture , captured very nicely !!V
Tom LeRoy28-Oct-2012 08:18
Beautiful shot, really like these arches. V
Gérard Koehl28-Oct-2012 07:32
Ces détails sont très jolis. V
Naret Visesvongsa28-Oct-2012 06:51
Nice capture for the beauty of this place.
Martin Lamoon28-Oct-2012 06:01
superb capture of the amazing architecture. V
Santi Bravo Figueras28-Oct-2012 05:54
Els detalls són magnífics.
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