Sunday, March 31, 2013

Russ and Erin at La Alhambra

Our son Russ and his wife Erin took a two-week trip to Europe, spending the second week with us in Spain. They arrived in Madrid on Saturday, March 23, 2013, and on that same day, the four of us took a train to Granada to visit La Alhambra and other interesting places in the city.

Our first stop at the Alhambra was the Alcazaba, the Moorish fortress:
The Alcazaba on the western edge of the Alhambra complex
Inside the Alcazaba:

Russ and Erin in the Alcazaba of La Alhambra:
Erin and Russ in the Alcazaba, with a view of the Albaicín area of Granada in the background
Scott and Beverly in the Alcazaba, with its walls and towers in the background on the left and the city of Granada on the right
We then went into the Nazrid Palaces (Palacios Nazaríes):
Palacios Nazaríes, with the Church of Santa María de la Alhambra in the center behind the palacios and the Palacio de Carlos V (the large rectagle building with many windows) behind the Palacios Nazaríes on the right
Russ and Erin in the Court of the Golden Room (Patio del Cuarto Dorado):
Erin and Russ in the Patio del Cuarto Dorado, with intricate designs on the upper walls and patterned tile on the lower wallls.

Scott and Beverly at the same location:
Beverly and Scott in the Patio del Cuarto Dorado
Russ and Erin in the Court of the Myrtles (Patio de Arrayanes);
Russ and Erin in the Court of the Myrtles

Scott taking a picture of a wall in the Court of the Myrtles

Erin, Russ, and Beverly pause for a picture in the Carlos V Palace:
Erin, Russ, and Beverly at Carlos V Palace of La Alhambra
Possibly the most famous spot in La Alhambra, the Court of the Lions (Patio de los Leones):
Patio de los Leones

Russ takes a photo in the palace of Generalife:
Russ the Photographer

Scott also takes a picture in Generalife; his jacket testifies that most of the day was cold and wet):
Scott the Photographer

Erin and Russ pose for a photo in the green archway that leads from Generalife and eventually to the Alhambra exit:
Erin and Russ leaving Generalife

Scott and Beverly at the same location, at the end of our visit to La Alhambra:
Scott and Beverly leaving Generalife
We loved Alhambra, but we especially loved going there with Russ and Erin. We had such a great time.

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1 comment:

  1. My photos of the Alhambra weren't near as beautiful as nice to have family come.