Heave On Earth (Alhambra Part 3)

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The beautiful gardens of the Alhambra are famous its fountains, its flowers, and its cypresses.

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An aqueduct brought water from the mountains of Alfacar to irrigate the city. Through diverted stream, water was channeled into the Alhambra. 

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This is the view of the gardens that Washington Irving described, “The windows, dismantled and open to wind and weather, looked out into a charming little secluded garden, where an alabaster fountain sparkled among roses and myrtles, and was surrounded by orange and citron trees, some of which flung their branches into the chambers.”

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He continued, “The garden beneath my window, before wrapped in gloom, was gently lighted up, the orange and citron trees were tipped with silver; the fountain sparkled in the moonbeams, and even the blush of the rose was faintly visible.”

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 It Is Perfectly Incomplete ( Alhambra part 1) 

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Paradise On Earth (Alhambra part 2)

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 Thank you for visiting. Have a great day! 

54 thoughts on “Heave On Earth (Alhambra Part 3)

  1. I really enjoyed this vicarious tour, Amy, and your photos are wonderful. I especially liked the archway with the citrus tree. An interesting and beautiful place to visit. 🙂

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  2. So stunning, and the lush gardens filled with all those beautiful scents sound amazing. I didn’t notice the plants when I visited all those years ago….but teenagers seldom notice plants 🙂

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  3. These are stunning. As I was scrolling, I thought, “I’m going to mention how much I like this reflection photo” And then I got to the arch. And then I saw the detail in the architecture. Heck, I just like ’em all!

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    • I’m so flattered by your comment, Rusha! Thank you so much for taking time to view these photos and to leave comment. The details are astonishing, to say the least. Glad I could share these photos with you. 🙂

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  4. Heavenly photos with glorious architectural elements and beautiful garden spots with wondrous reflections and lovely arched details ! Thank you for the beauty you share with us dear Amy 🙂 xxx

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  5. To the muslims, the garden was an image of paradise, with its four rivers and flowers and fruit trees… That’s why you usually find four water channels leading to the central fountain. 🙂

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