Southern Man

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Spanish Inquisition Day 7

Up, up, up the hill we go and then up, up, up the side of the mountain to tour the mighty Alhambra.

Russell (who is blind sees what others can not) and Christian, our tour coordinator.

The Girls at Alhambra.

The reverse of one of yesterday's photos: Carmen de la Victoria as seen from the Alhambra.

Alhambra was the inspiration for Debussy's piece for two pianos composed in 1901, Lindaraja, and the prelude, La Puerta Del Vino, from the second book of preludes composed from 1912 to 1913.

Southern Man has always been fascinated with tessellations and there were some splendid examples in the old mosque.

These served as inspiration for the art of M. C. Escher, which Southern Man greatly admires.

The gardens were filled with water features.

All of these beautiful gardens and waterfalls and fountains have given Southern Man any number of ideas for future improvements to The Land.

Once the tour was finished Southern Man and Dani split off to geocache. We went one for two, but Southern Man went back after the one we missed after dinner and found it.

And speaking of dinner, it wasn't dinner but a flamenco performance at a little bar that held perhaps thirty people; Southern Man's group comprised well over half the crowd. Southern Man's dinner was a small beer and a few pieces of bread, for which he was grossly overcharged even by Granada standards. But after dinner he slipped out and got a couple of caches so all is well. And once again the young 'uns headed out (at midnight!) to a local dance club.

Why, yes, he did wear that Burger King crown to the club.

Tomorrow we go to the beach!


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