It Is Perfectly Incomplete (Alhambra part 1)
GRANADA CAN NEVER BE COPIED. IT IS PERFECTLY INCOMPLETE.”
This painting shows the last Moorish King, Boabdil (left in Black) surrendering the keys to Granada to Ferdinand and Isabella.
Alhambra is the last and greatest Moorish palace, high-lighting the splendor of that civilization in the 12 and 14th centuries. Today, Alhambra attracts up to 8,000 visitors a day.
This is how Washington Irving described Alhambra in his “Tales of the Alhambra”:
“The transition of the tour of magical… We found ourselves in a great court, paved with white marble and decorated at each end with light Moorish peristyles… in the center was an immense basin or fish-ponds… At the upper end of this court rose the great Tower of Comares.”
Queen Isabella added only one Catholic statue to the Moorish Alhambra Palace. The interior of the Alhambra remained relatively untouched.
As he handed the key to Ferdinand, Boabdil started to dismount and bow before Ferdinand. But Ferdinand would not let him, honoring his former foe as a worthy adversary. Humanity.
Paradise on Earth (Alhambra part 2)
Heave On Earth (Alhambra Part 3)
When Will I See You Again (Alhambra part 4)
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