Friday, February 26, 2010

Galant promenade in the Alhambra

Tomorrow, if it doesn't rain, I will hop again to the gardens of the Alhambra and take some pictures of the charming former XVth century convent which was built amidst the gardens. Today, it is the Parador de Granada, a luxury hotel which I would love to experience one day...
Could you imagine what was life like in the Alhambra in bygone days ? Surely, one was inclined to be more courteous, romantic and flirtatious...

Have a wonderful week end !

pic : lithography of Léon Auguste Asselineau Sala de las dos hermanas en el Alhambra (c.1830)

13 comments:

Susana said...

Sounds like a fabulous plan!

Lynne said...

What a great post/image, LaLa!

Lia said...

Have you ever read Washington Irving's books about 15th century Spain and the tales of the Alhambra in particular.
You can easily find copies of the book in Granada.
He also wrote Sleepy Hollows.

Anyway I think you might enjoy his work.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Washington_Irving

You can read a bit about his work on the above link.
Have fun tomorrow,
Much love
Lia
xx

Linda Sue said...

Lala- that building is very enticing- I would have happily gone to be a nun in that convent even though I am not sure what sort of convent it was- Looks like it was made of lace and snow.

Joyful said...

That's a beautiful building, Lala. Thanks for sharing. I hope you have a pleasant and relaxing weekend too. Mine will be filled with grocery shopping and laundry for my mom before I get ready to go home. It has been a long month of hard work and I ready to go home, rest and attend to some of my personal needs. When I saw the building, I thought, ahh, how nice to stay in such a beautiful building. xx

A Thousand Clapping Hands said...

I always look forward to your weekend photos, Lala! Have a wonderful time.

Catherine

dutchbaby said...

What a stunning image! Please go there soon; I would like to see it through your lens!

Theresa Cheek said...

I am envious......can't wait to see the photos!

Mélanie said...

J'espère qu'il ne pleuvra pas ...J'attends les photos avec impatience

Diana said...

how gorgeous!

vicki archer said...

I hope you had a great weekend LAla and managed to capture all that you had imagined...xv

Relyn said...

Courteous, romantic, and flirtatious. That all sounds good to me. So good.

Keats The Sunshine Girl said...

My husband and I love Alhambra when we visited. have a good day!

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