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Jardines de la Alhambra
01-MAY-2012

Jardines de la Alhambra

Spain has preserved at least one wonderful legacy from the Arabs—the Islamic gardens of the Alhambra at Granada. Much has been lost by actual destruction, neglects and restoration, but the spirit of the ancient civilisation is alive and unconquerable, though we have now only the shadow of its former glory. Originally the place was (like Az-Zahra) one single and complete household; very likely the park occupied the lowest terrace—that is, the narrow valley between the real Alhambra hill and Monte Mauror, which still bears the name of Almadeo de la Alhambra, or Alhambra Park. The beautiful elms that are there now were probably planted by England's Duke of Wellington, though tradition would have it that this is a burial-place of Nebrissian kings.

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janescottcumming28-Oct-2012 22:34
A beautiful, colorful tree!
Mildred Alpern28-Oct-2012 19:26
superb...what a color!
Santi Bravo Figueras28-Oct-2012 18:45
Quina alegria, sembla que torni a ser primavera, encara que només sigui per veure la imatge.
Helen Betts28-Oct-2012 18:35
Wow, spectacular color of what looks to be a crape myrtle. Great composition as well, with almost the whole frame filled by the tree. V.
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