Monday, August 10, 2009

Granada in august....ici tout est calme, luxe et volupté

Ici tout est calme, luxe et volupté.....there all is order and beauty, luxury, peace and pleasure (translation William Aggeler)
Baudelaire wrote these verses thinking of the beautiful cities of the north but they apply so well to Granada, especially on a sunday in august. The granadinos escape from the city in august. Traffic is less, tourists are not so many, the weather is still hot but the heat is not so fierce. The pace is slow and I think it's a wonderful month to wander through the narrow streets of the Albayzin district at the foot of the Alhambra, drink some fresh mint tea in one of the numerous teterias (Moorish tea rooms) and just take in the beauty of the city.
Saturday night, we went to a jazz band concert in the village of Nigüelas featuring flamenco singer El colorado. It was a great night, filled with good spirit and mojitos....So the morning after, I left Monchéri in bed and went to Granada to do some scouting for the weddings. How I love Granada in august....There is such a feeling of peace, tranquility, quiet joy

I like the nice surprise of a fountain at the end of a little street


El paseo de los Tristes is certainly one the most picturesque street in Granada
if you look closely, you can see some people having a picnic, down by the river. Such a good idea !
I usually stop at my favorite place, Café au lait, for a fruit juice. There's always a guitar player around
yesterday, I visited two adorable hotels, set at the foot of the Alhambra and a lovely XVIth century palacete for the weddings (you can visit it on my other blog Un mariage au soleil). This is the inner patio of the second hotel. Naturally I will show you more pics very soon
indeed...this is nothing but luxury, peace and pleasure......

18 comments:

Lizzy Frizzfrock said...

You have such a beautiful area in which to live. I am envious of your lovely strolls through the city. Thank you.
Lizzy

pranksygang said...

Wow!! this place is amazing.. i have seen such places in "Discovery Travel and living". But look through your pictures are different.. thanks for the tour dear

Susana said...

Gorgeous!!!

Joyful said...

Beautiful! August sounds like a good time for a tourist visit as I do not do well in fierce heat & dislike big tourist crowds. Thanks for sharing these lovely pictures.

Blondie said...

I love your pics that you share of where you live! Very, very pretty!
Lisa (Milwaukie, Oregon U.S.A.)

Christina said...

I want to have a picnic by that tree... with you.
xo ; )

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Pam said...

Such a beautiful city and such outstanding photography! It all just takes my breath away.

Caroline said...

I've so enjoyed this trip! I love all your photos - the narrow alleyway really caught my eye! I'm heading right over to your other blog now to see more! Oh, before I go - glad you spotted the Morrocan guy in my alhambra photo - I was wondering if anyone would!! He was part of a film crew - they were actually rather irritating - taking over the best views!!

Turquoise Diaries said...

Lovely virtual tour of Granada. I hope one day I could make a real life tour there...

Aurora said...

A suggestion: Next time in Granada, cross the first bridge of the Darro and walk up the "Cuesta de la Churra".
You will end up at the top of the street, with the bells of the Alhambra above you.
The views of the Albaycin are awesome.

But keep the secret. ;)

Aim said...

Oh, I feel like I am there! Thanks for the tour! Such a lovely place....

sonia a. mascaro said...

What a gorgeous place! Love all pictures!

Italo said...

GRANAAAAADAAAAAAAA
tierra sonada por miiiiii...
Yes, I'm a marvellous singer.
And always envious LALA. So beautiful town. I like it. nice photos. :D

Celeste Maia said...

You made Granada look like a magic city, I enjoyed so much the walk with you, the lovely shades, the fountain, the cafe...dreamy! You are certainly very lucky to live in such a gorgeous place. Charmed life.

Linda Sue said...

Lala's Granada must be so much more beautiful than anybody elses- Love to see through your eyes!

Steven D! feat. Charly_GC said...

What a wonderful place!
¡Hasta luego! Steven

Relyn said...

That first image leaves me breathless.

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