I'm still going on about Spain in October. It's worth noting that in terms of value, this holiday was great - every time I look at the pictures, I feel the warmth and enjoy the splendour all over again. I'm so happy that we got a chance to go to Granada and visit the Alhambra. I said in an earlier post that because it's a World Heritage Site, it is very well looked after and there isn't much opportunity to linger...and that's true. And I did feel it was all rather over restored and well, homogenised. However, it still made me gasp, and the gardens were just wonderful. Even for reluctant gardeners like Mr Dunnit and I.
Looking up, from the Arabic Quarter in the town. We eschewed the tourist bus and 'hiked' up. It was a pretty steep shingly road. I felt intrepid. And warm. And breathless.
|Looking down on Granada from the Sultana's gardens - those Yew hedges are very slow to grow...imagine being the first one to cut them!|
|Not native or original planting, but oh so pretty - and remember - it's the middle of October at a fairly high altitude! The roses were really perfumed. Joy.|
No idea what this is. It was soft like velour. Almost like a floral version of a foot!
|There was no danger of photographing any of the shaded spots without people in them..they were cool! The spots. But probably the people were too, I just didn't know them.|