La Alhambra

Granada, Spain. June 11, 2011. The Alhambra, a fortress complex built by the Moors in the middle of the 14th century is said to be one of Spain´s most acclaimed touristic attractions. The complex has fountains, a mosque, gardens, and a palace. After the Spanish conquest in 1492, the Christians took over Alhambra and started reconstructing and demolishing certain areas of it. Columns, walls, and archways are detailed with arabesques: Islamic art decorating surfaces with interlacing linear patterns. Arabesque first began during the 8th century and fully developed into its own type of Islamic style by the 11th century.

Granada, Spain. June 11, 2011. The many windows and filters of light inside the palace are useful for interesting images. The Alhambra, a fortress complex built by the Moors in the middle of the 14th century is said to be one of Spain´s most acclaimed touristic attractions. The complex has fountains, a mosque, gardens, and a palace. After the Spanish conquest in 1492, the Christians took over Alhambra and started reconstructing and demolishing certain areas of it. Columns, walls, and archways are detailed with arabesques: Islamic art decorating surfaces with interlacing linear patterns. Arabesque first began during the 8th century and fully developed into its own type of Islamic style by the 11th century.

 

Granada, Spain. June 11, 2011. The Alhambra, a fortress complex built by the Moors in the middle of the 14th century is said to be one of Spain´s most acclaimed touristic attractions. The complex has fountains, a mosque, gardens, and a palace. After the Spanish conquest in 1492, the Christians took over Alhambra and started reconstructing and demolishing certain areas of it. Columns, walls, and archways are detailed with arabesques: Islamic art decorating surfaces with interlacing linear patterns. Arabesque first began during the 8th century and fully developed into its own type of Islamic style by the 11th century.

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