Thursday, October 8, 2009

Granada in General

Mara and I spent the past weekend in Granada.  I have so many photos to upload so I'm splitting it into 2 posts: Granada the city and the Alhambra.

Granada means pomegranate in Spanish.  It is the symbol of the city.

 Along with pomegranates, the city is known for its Moorish influenced architecture (Check out the Alhambra in the next post).

Not sure what this guy's story is, but he doesn't look too good.

Pretty church

"Yours, Mine, Ours"

The main Cathedral

Exotic Spice vendor... it smelled really good.

I'm not sure what these are, but they're pretty.

We stumbled across the archeological museum.  Not sure if you can see but the humino actual is holding a cell phone and briefcase... but he's still naked.

Even the buildings without facades had fake one's painted on.

They have a saying here that translates to "When America sneezes, the rest of the world gets sick." Unemployment in Spain has hit 25%.  La oportunidad is symbolically closed.

But back to pretty things:  EVERYTHING is framed beautifully here.  Whether it is a narrow alley framing a view of church spire or trees, framing a dome, the whole city compliments itself.

Amazing sunset.

Granada by night

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