Heave On Earth (Alhambra Part 3)
The beautiful gardens of the Alhambra are famous its fountains, its flowers, and its cypresses.
An aqueduct brought water from the mountains of Alfacar to irrigate the city. Through diverted stream, water was channeled into the Alhambra.
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.”
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.”
It Is Perfectly Incomplete ( Alhambra part 1)
Paradise On Earth (Alhambra part 2)