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 the hills.

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The town has some lovely, narrow streets, including this one:

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More photos below!

That cat looks cute enough to pet!

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The Alhambra looms above the city, dominating the skyline in an imposing way:

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But first, we visited the Generalife, where the rulers of the province went for entertainment and relaxation.

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Here’s one of many lovely fountains on the site:

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I was also impressed by the paths, made from flat rocks mortared together on their sides:

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Next we visited the Alcazara, a castle fortress protecting the Alhambra, with spectacular views of the city.

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I was even able to get in an afternoon run, heading high into the hills above the fort. Didn’t get a great shot of it, but here I am in an olive grove at sunset:

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Next: The heart of the Alhambra, the Nazrid Palace.

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