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Spanish Splendeur - DAY 6 ~Granada~ "muchos gracias"

The alhambra palace n fortress, a UN historic site.. beautiful
Shahid took this, me, aiman n azan making our way to alhambra
The boys, in the morning sun at the alhambra walkway.. nice eh
at the entrance of Palace of Nazarith.. ancient beautiful palace
guess what? we met sity(birmingham) n her friends.. coincedence
the walls are all carved with Allah's name
di depan pintu kedai yg antik
5 oddly shaped windows..
beautiful arc inside the palace.. aiman, shahid, n me
2 Malaysian guys with a spanish boy n cat...
me n aiman n the small windows..
arches all around.. reminds me of istana kat msia
reflection.. too bright at times
the sky,water n people
bright day with bright guys
no comment..
the dark n the light...
praying room...
look at the writings...
the famous courtyard....
the pillars .. nice picture. tapi terpelecok skit
me n aiman..
great architechture, great place
wow, im as tall as this building.. drink milk! sihat
wood supporting cement. 3 chambers, to entertain guestss
the courtyard with water coming on all sides
another view of the beautiful palace
another chamber, another great view
the taman.. trees n spanish palace, a great combination
me the 3 chambers hall
another great picture.
the roof of each chamber.
beautiful, it maximises the light
albaizine- white town-view from palace
thousand year old trees n fountains
3 meriams n 4 guys
blue sky, palm trees and.. 4 monkeys!
2 dudes, alhambra n albaizine
great complexes of the ancient times
cheerful people with the old palace
contrast - palace n the city dwellings
grab ur meriam folks! fire at will!!
great view of the town from up here.
like greece? nah, we're in spain
city
posing like a mad man.. any model recruits?
schools, houses, shops
auto timer... n wut it did to us.
those boxes are army quarters back then
c the dome? the forest? the mountains? us?
the walkway to the palace.
me azan n alhmbra
view of granada n its hills
sierra nevada (the white mountain) for skying n snowboarding
never know u can ski in spain? well, thats the mountain
look at the houses, building n the small people
yeah, we got what we wanted that we cant have in cork, the sun!
alhambra's famous for its small lane shops
kebab n camera..hmmm
walkin around, flipping things, buy stuffs.. big fun
just off the hostel.. a shopping site muahaha
the cathedral at nite... big, massive.
look, a clay fountain. very spanish indeed.
got ourselves wet doing this!
three guys, a camera wtih nothin to do
another beautiful fountain
3 panoramic picture showing the albayzin from alhambra...
dwellings all white till the horizon
influenced by morroccan architechture
left over pics.. me n azan in our angry pose
a nice arch with islamic influence
4 hobbits n the long hidden straight path..
reminds me of harry potter 3, now which one is cedric again?
at the Generalife, summer retreat of the kings
Early morning, after breakfast, went out straight to Alhambra, a wonderful Palace, built during the arab occupation of Spain. (just 10 mins walk from our hostel)

Then the Catholic Kings reconquered Granada and expelled the arabs from Europe. Both Queen of Castille and King of Aragon were buried in Granada. Later another Palace was built inside the Alhambra,

and that is "Charles V Palace" Renaissance Palace and also the gardens called "Generalife" (heneraleefeh)...they are beatiful. These gardens were the summer vacation place for the Nazari Kings during many years..

also all the palace has water elements in it be it a pond, fountain or even a stream. Alhambra is way on top a hill:- a strategic point. thus Great view! The king's name, the palace, reminds me of LOTR. hehe

after spending a day touring the big area, we spent the night walking around the town. eating kebab, wut else? hehe





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