Weekly Photo Challenge: Texture (III)

Published as part of the Weekly Photo Challenge

I promise this is the last one. This photo challenge is not allowing me to stop thinking! Every photo I have, there is a different texture. Salty walls in a salt mine, honey, fruit, yeasty surfaces, bees… just looking out the window and watching the moon at its perigee (“supermoon or whatever”) on a very clear night, even the surface of the moon… I wish I could feel it. So while I can’t feel the texture of the surface of the moon, here is a photo of the beautiful islamic decorative patterns at the Alhambra, in Granada, Spain.

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Granada, Andalucía

There isn’t much to say about this place apart from that everyone in the world should visit this culture clash of a city at least once in their lifetime. It is incredibly interesting how this place changes just by walking a few hundred metres!

The fusion of arabic art and architecture with european, muslin and christian influences in every corner, the only such place that I have seen something similar is Mostar, in Bosnia. The difference is that, in Mostar, the division in these areas of the city is much more clear.

Out of the nearly 400 towns and cities I have visited, I would put Granada in my top 5!

Montjuïc, Barcelona

Barcelona, how can I forget? The moment that you stepped into the room you took my breath away…..

How I wish I was old enough to have seen Freddie Mercury and Montserrat Caballé performing this song at Montjuïc… and how I wished Freddie Mercury hadn’t passed on at all, much less before the opening of the 1992 Olympic Games. Truly, a place where amazing things happened!

Anyone for Flamenco??? Granada, Spain

Hi all!

Sorry for my brief absence! Together with some holidays, PhD thesis writing etc, I haven’t really had the time to post anything… well, I hope I will have some more time now!

Well, I just came from holidays (about one month ago) around Spain and I decided, together with the old ball and chain, to visit Granada. Well, I always wanted to go over really as I’ve never heard anything bad about the place. Well, nothing could have prepared me for what I saw… what a beautiful place! The Alhambra was probably the most beautiful castle I’ve even seen, just completely different from anything I’d ever seen!

As any visitor in Granada, Flamenco is a must-do! There is no way you can pass a show! I decided to go to this little restaurant called Jardines de Zoraya in the old neighbourhood of Albayzin. Then I found out it is, according to Trip Advisors reviews, the fourth best restaurant in Granada! Amazing!!!! Definitely recommended! And the Flamenco show, just incredible! The dancers, guitarrists, singers…. perfect!

Can’t wait to have the chance to go again!

Barcelona – Spain

Barcelona is an amazing city! If you love art, architecture, mountains, castles… well, Barcelona has it all!

I spent new years in 2007/2008 at La Rambla… as far as new years go in Mediterranean cities, it gets crazy!!! My god! Watch your head! Glass bottles will start flying at midnight! It was an amazing experience! I wish I had more time… note that I had a full 6 days there! Walk around the parks, see museums, well, try to absorb as much as I could… I will go back, definitely.

I really wish every city had its Gaudi! I really do!