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Postcards from Spain | Snippets from the Alhambra

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Previous Postcards from Spain:
The Doors and Windows of Granada
The Streets and Alleys of Granada
People-Spotting in Granada
Markets and Signboards of Granada
The Street Artists and Buskers of Granada

I have thoroughly enjoyed sending out these postcards over the last week or so. Although this is not exactly a tourist-picture blog, I couldn't not share my view of the place with you. And what is the modern day tourist but an evolved avatar of the earliest French flâneur? I know that I was one, as I walked the streets of Granada for four days, quietly observing, recording and tying the threads together to weave the whole story. I think , and I hope you'll agree, that these postcards all stitch up the fragments of the picture into a rough whole - and that picture would be incomplete without this last set of images that showcase in pithy snippets the grand Alhambra, the Moorish icon of Granada - its seed, its raison de'être, its claim to fame. And you will perhaps see why, in these last set of postcards from Spain.



Postcards from Spain | Snippets from the Alhambra







Postcards from Spain | Snippets from the Alhambra







Postcards from Spain | Snippets from the Alhambra







Postcards from Spain | Snippets from the Alhambra








Postcards from Spain | Snippets from the Alhambra







Postcards from Spain | Snippets from the Alhambra







Postcards from Spain | Snippets from the Alhambra
















Postcards from Spain | Snippets from the Alhambra







Postcards from Spain | Snippets from the Alhambra







Postcards from Spain | Snippets from the Alhambra







Postcards from Spain | Snippets from the Alhambra



That's it from Spain! Like I said in my previous post, there's a whole lot of new stuff waiting to happen here - and an exciting announcement that I'll make next week!

Thank you all for the terrific response to these postcards - I have loved every moment of putting these together. And again, thanks to every one of you who has given me your very valuable feedback and encouragement since I first launched this blog six months back. It's come a long way since then and it has a very long way to go.


8 comments so far:

Mark said...

Fantastic work. Thanks for the series. Looking forward to what you come up with next.

Erinn said...

Once again, another great set. I really like the one near the end with the reflection in the pool. Dare I say it? The one black and white you posted suggests to me that some of these shots would be pretty cool in black and white. I do really dig the colours in these shots, though. They're very unique. Nicely done!

Flaneurbanite said...

Mark: Thank you so much! It's continued encouragement from great folks like you that keeps me going:)


Erinn: Thank you. To be honest, I did think of black and white but didn't have the heart to lose out on all that brilliance of detail :) I knew someone would pick on that sole black and white and question either that or the rest of it. Tough choice!
And again, thanks for your support and feedback:)

David Raphael Israel said...

lovely . . .

jyothy karat said...

Reminds me of the many palaces of India! Lovely!

Chailey said...

Thanks for all these shots from Spain; I'm sure you've done Granada proud. Hope you'ver sent links to these pages to relevant Granada blogs, sites etc. Those in-bound links all help.

Flaneurbanite said...

Jyothy: That's perhaps because of the Muslim influences in both - I was amazed to see how similar some Andalucian art and crafts were to north Indian crafts. It was in fact hard to tell the difference at some places.


Chailey: Thank you!:) Well I haven't 'publicised' it like that but I hope someone notices. Though, I have had several hits from Spain and Andalucia since these posts went up - I hope they're planning to confer the Nobel on me;-)

Anonymous said...

A lovely set of photos of a very memorable visit..... to think that in those days Muslim and Catholic and Jew lived happily side by side....we have lost a great deal by becoming adrift from Muslim Art.

Thank you.

Trish Niblock Edinburgh

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