Sunday, September 14, 2014


Visited the beautiful Andalusian palace of Alhambra (the red palace)  in Andalucía, Spain that housed sultans and religious figures alike. The flawless architecture has Muslim, Catholic and Jewish influences complete with intrequetely molded plaster adorning the walls and perfectly symmetrical hand carved wooden doors and ceilings. Gardens are elegantly placed and flaunt the cultures early technological enginuity with fountains connecting to the fresh water aqueducts, thus, all fountains on the grounds are drinkable.  It was easily one of the most beautiful places I've ever seen. I want to live in this palace even now in the 21st century. After a day in Málaga my journey continued to Barcelona, where I am now.  Yesterday was spent exploring Old Town Barcelona where the Roman Gothic Cathedral pictured below was a highlight and the alleyways once walked by religious figures and ancient Roman columns still reside.  More to come. 

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