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Carmen de los Mártires
01-MAY-2012

Carmen de los Mártires

Carmen de los Mártires is a 19th century house and ornamental grounds just to the right of the Alhambra palace. There are some interesting views of the Alhambra from the other side and great views of the city of Granada and the Sierra Nevada. The gardens contain a number of statues, grottoes, and an ornamental duck pond with its bridge and tower-like ruins
The house "Carmen de los Mártires" was built by Don Carlos Calderón who purchased the land for his summer residence, and the grounds were landscaped by a subsequent owner, Hubert Meermans, who was responsible for creating the different style gardens on various levels, with their fountains, statues, and grottoes and the ornamental lake with its wooden bridge and tower. Subsequent plans for a hotel conversion fell through, and after many years of neglect, the house and gardens have finally been restored to their former glory.

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Sam Rua31-Oct-2012 04:21
Very nice comp.
Walter O. Koenig31-Oct-2012 03:45
Superb perspective and composition. Very nicely executed. "V"
Gill Kopy31-Oct-2012 01:23
Such an idyllic scene, beautifully captured V
gary rouleau31-Oct-2012 00:28
Well composed and great reflection.
Hank Vander Velde31-Oct-2012 00:09
A beautiful well composed image Jose.
Christy VB31-Oct-2012 00:00
Beautiful shot. That pool is so still, great reflection. As always, wondeful commentary so we know what we're seeing.
Mildred Alpern30-Oct-2012 22:45
Lovely arch and framing of gorgeous floor tiles.
godro30-Oct-2012 22:42
Nice framing and compo bravo!!!!
gerrit30-Oct-2012 22:00
As always, a picture that takes the attention.V
bill friedlander30-Oct-2012 21:50
Beautiful shot of a charming place! So nicely framed and lovely reflections. I like the pattern of the floor. V
George30-Oct-2012 21:37
Great composition, I love the reflections on the pool in the center of the courtyard! V
Helen Betts30-Oct-2012 21:26
Once again your framing is excellent! Beautiful scene, and love the sharp reflections in the water. V.
Martin Wenzel30-Oct-2012 20:38
Beautifully composed, my friend!
MarcViskens30-Oct-2012 20:38
beautiful composition José
Marc
Jim Coffman30-Oct-2012 20:36
Extremely nice image!
John Reynolds30-Oct-2012 20:35
Great framing, Jose. V.
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