PATIO DE LOS ARRAYANES

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This is the Court of Myrtles with its reflecting pool in the Alhambra. The beautiful arches are filled with stylized fretwork with inscriptions praising Allah. The Alhambra palace and fortress was built in Granada by Muslim Emirs when they occupied … Continued

BEAUTIFUL AVILA

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The massive medieval walls of Avila, Spain are still well-preserved from the time they were built in the 11th century. It encircles the old city by a total length of 2.5 kilometers and there are 88 semi-circular towers that stand … Continued

GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM

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The Solomon Guggenheim Museum, all clad in titanium, seems to look like a ship sailing down the River Nervion in Bilbao, Spain. I shot this very early in the morning when it was slightly drizzling before the breaking dawn.

ALBAYZIN DISTRICT

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Peeking out of one of the palaces of the Alhambra, I couldn’t resist NOT shooting this view of the Albayzin district with its whitewashed, stucco-walled houses cascading down the hillside. Makes you feel like moving to Granada! (Shot with a … Continued

ROMAN ENGINEERING MARVEL

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  In Segovia, a 2000 year-old stone aqueduct built by the Romans bisects the town into two. Almost a kilometer-long section still stands with 118 arches. Its sheer height of 30 meters is quite awe-inspiringĀ  and it is a must … Continued

SERRATED MOUNTAIN RANGE

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The rock formations that look like serrated peaks gave rise to the name of Montserrat where a beautiful basilica is located, the Santa Maria de Montserrat which houses the Black Madonna. We visited this on a daytrip from nearby Barcelona … Continued

PICOS DE EUROPA

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Picos de Europa

The serrated top of Spain’s highest mountain range consisting of limestone contrasts sharply with the fertile green valley below. The “Peaks of Europe” as they are popularly known are located near the northern coastline and were the first to be sighted by sailors returning home from the long voyage to the Americas. We stopped here at the highest point of the zigzag road to have a picnic lunch in the silence of the surroundings.

(Shot with a Nikon Coolpix5000 in Sto. Toribio, Spain)