castles in the sky

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Life in Granada leaves little room for complaint.
In fact, waking up every morning in a city nested in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains really leaves no room for anything short of appreciation.
And if this locational excellence weren't divine enough in its own right,
just up the mountain from my apartment lies the most visited (most beautiful) attraction in all of Spain: La Alhambra.
This ancient Islamic palace and fortress complex boasts some of the most elaborate and well-known architecture in Europe,
and I am fortunate enough to be able to marvel at its beauty during my morning walk to class, 
my afternoon run, 
and my evening outing for a drink.
But sometimes La Alhambra begs you come closer...
and when this happens, you listen.
Because you want to know what is really going on up there, in the castles in the sky;
what secrets lie beneath their placid strength;
what life might have been like here many hundreds of years ago.
And upon reaching this point of inquisition,
you step out of your life for the day 
and into another,
waving as you go... not letting the door hit you on the way out, etc.
for you know you are about to unlock an infinite expanse of new knowledge and possibilities.

So without further ado-- La Alhambra, from the inside.
Let's grow.

for more photos and information:
(be warned, site is in Spanish ;))

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