Monthly Archives: December 2013

Granada, part 2

The highlight of Granada is definitely the Nazrid Palace, which includes some of the most amazing, intricate Islamic art you will ever find. This photo comes from the baths, and shows how even the lightwells are an opportunity to dazzle: … Continue reading

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Granada, part 1

Granada, home of the Alhambra, is in the south of Spain, a hilly town, just out of sight of the Mediterranean, but within sight of the massive Sierra Nevada mountain range. Here Nora and Greta are walking down one of … Continue reading

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More sights in Córdoba

A few more pics from Córdoba. This is the “Roman Bridge.” Not sure quite how much of it is original Roman manufacture, but it was fun walking across to get a view of the city. Here’s the view from Alcázar … Continue reading

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The Great Mosque of Córdoba

The one sight I did not want to miss in Spain was the Cordoba mosque, one the best-preserved ancient mosques in the world. Arriving on Christmas, we couldn’t go inside, but here is a taste of what is to come: … Continue reading

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Catalan coinage

Some coins from the National Museum of Catalan Art. These are some large images so I’m going to place most of them below the fold. More photos below:

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Barcelona

We’re in Spain for the holidays, having a great time. Some photos from our time in Barcelona: The Sagrada Familia cathedral — still unfinished, but quite impressive! The interior of the cathedral — light pouring in through stained glass. Some … Continue reading

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