Thursday, April 29, 2010

My favorite abandoned house in Granada

Whenever I passed by this house, I'm at the same time intrigued and sad to see it in this state of abandon. I don't know its history but I like to imagine it was a happy house before, with plenty of romance going on in its gardens.
It is also beautifully situated at the foot of the Alhambra, leaning on a green wall of trees.
Next to the house, you can read the sign burro taxi (mule taxi) which sadly might not exist any more. I've found a phone number on their Internet address which is a dead line. This small mule taxi company proposed various rides in the old parts of Granada. You could ride a mule to go from the oldest district Albaycin to the Alhambra. A pity they don't do it any more. Such fun it must be !

ps: Canon just called me...youpee my camera is repaired and now has a new lens. Hopefully I have it back next monday. It's being sent by transporter but sometimes you never know, they can be as slow as mules !

pic: from last year in April

24 comments:

A Gift Wrapped Life said...

A beautiful building and wouldn't it be great to know the whole story. That first photo is beautiful so whatever camera you are using is pretty good. best weekend. XO

renilde said...

Oh yes this is definitely a house that stirs the imagination,wonder what the interior looks like,the lifes that have been lived there...Beautiful,just beautiful.

sinnlighet said...

I will die for it!!

Agneta

Spangle said...

Burro Taxi's sounds fun.....maybe not for the burro in the midst of the summer though!

Linda Sue said...

I truly love that house! It has a handle for carrying- Why didn't the owners take it with them? I would love to take it by the handle and move it here- for my own- and buy my own burro. Ideal!

JCelestial said...

A very Romantic house

High Heeled Life said...

Imagine the history that house holds! It would be amazing to find out why its vacant; and what the inside is like ... hmm, wonder if its on the masrket? Have a great week-end my friend!

Des said...

What a great property.

dutchbaby said...

I've missed you, Lala! I've been too busy to do much reading and I find a wealth of eye candy here on your blog.

This house looks glorious but I wonder if it has foundation problems the way it is listing to one side - or is it just your camera angle? It would be so fun to roam around the empty rooms imagining it in its original grandeur.

Keats The Sunshine Girl said...

Abandoned and attractive. have it on a miniature scale and it'll definitely find a place in my home!!!
Great picture.

Ily said...

What a beautiful place and full of so much history...the stories it'd tell if the garden could talk!. ;)

Maryanne said...

These photos are beautiful! Granada was love at first sight for me and these photos reminded me of how badly I want to return! Thanks for sharing!

Mélanie said...

Cela serait parfait pour une maison d'hotes ...le burro taxi sounds terrific

Caroline said...

Seriously, is this abandoned? Would be great to get your hands on this!!!

SE'LAH... said...

does that really say "burro taxi"...so cool!

Hope are you, my beautiful friend?

Bonito said...

Burro taxi sound slow! fab. pics!

Linda@ Lime in the Coconut said...

Oh. Be. Still. My. Heart!

Gorgeous!

Kristin said...

Agree, charming house and garden!

Kristin XXXX

Jocy said...

A beautiful building. Thanks for reminding me of Granada.

Gracia said...

Hola Lala,

Soy granadina y siguo tu blog desde hace tiempo porque me encanta leer sobre mi ciudad desde una visión de quien no es de aquí. Me has descubierto sitios que desconocía y me has ayudado a verlos con otros ojos. En cuanto a esa casa abandonada es una de mis obsesiones desde niña, ¿De quien es? ¿Porqué está ahí? o ¿porqué no se rehabilita? en fin, muchas intrigas.

Un saludo

My Castle in Spain said...

@ Gracia
Muchas gracias por tu comentario! Justamente, hoy me preguntaba si mi vision de Granada no era a veces demasiada dulce o romantica, porque tambien existe la realidad de la crisis...
Increible que esta casa sigue siendo abandonada.
Un abrazo
Lala

Bonbon Oiseau said...

I have that same photo of that house from when we were in Granada--it is incredibly inspiring --you must save it!!!!

Unknown said...

Here is some more information about that mysterious abandoned building http://piccavey.com/a-mysterious-hotel-beneath-granada%C2%B4s-alhambra-palace/

kind regards
Molly

Unknown said...

I have written about this recently

You may find the details interesting...

http://piccavey.com/a-mysterious-hotel-beneath-granada%C2%B4s-alhambra-palace/

Kind regards
Molly

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