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La Alhambra. Palacio del Partal
01-MAY-2012

La Alhambra. Palacio del Partal

El Partal Palace
The name comes from an Arabic word meaning "the portico", and is the name given to the remains of the residence of Sultan Yusuf III, the northernmost of the Nasrid Palaces. The stately Moorish homes which once filled this part of the Alhambra Hill were allowed to fall into ruin because they were not close enough to the new Christian palace to be conveniently used, by its intended inhabitants, as recreational areas and decorated gardens, of the type so popular during the Renaissance. All that is left now are the archaeological excavations of several of these homes visible among the terraced gardens (planted in the 20th century) - and the picturesque arcade, tower and pond of El Partal.

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lucanton30-Oct-2012 16:38
Magnifique palais !
Hank Vander Velde30-Oct-2012 00:48
A BEAUTIFUL well composed image Jose.
fotabug30-Oct-2012 00:13
Absolutely gorgeous!
Mildred Alpern29-Oct-2012 23:44
Such a pretty view of the residence and the Moorish designs. Love the green reflecting pond also.
Walter O. Koenig29-Oct-2012 23:43
A well composed image from this perspective. Nice with these reflections and tones. "V"
John More29-Oct-2012 23:14
very nice position of view with fine detail
Fabienne29-Oct-2012 22:12
C'est un beau palace et ton cadrage l'a joliment mis en valeur.
larose forest photos29-Oct-2012 21:31
This is such an elegant building with its lovely Moorish architecture. V
Brian with an Eye29-Oct-2012 21:26
A beautiful setting.
Patricia Kay29-Oct-2012 21:23
Beautiful light,reflections and details Jose...BV
Helen Betts29-Oct-2012 20:57
Very nicely composed capture of this beautiful building. I also like that you got some reflections in the pool. V.
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