Thursday, April 8, 2010

Spain Revisted, part two

The second day we were at the port of Malaga and chose to visit the Alhambra Palace and Generalife gardens in Granada. It was a two hour drive to the palace and we saw olive groves, avocado farms, and almond trees. Reminded me a lot of northern California.

The palace sits on top of the city of Granada and the view is spectacular. The Alhambra was built in the 13th century, according to Paolo our tour guide.
These were water ducts used to move water from the gardens to the palace.
Looking out at Granada from inside the palace. Architecture was breathtaking.
A small garden in a courtyard inside the palace.
Stunning.

From my journal:

"Everything is so green right now now and wildflowers galore growing on the side of the road...wild mustard with bright yellow flowers and wild red poppies, tinier than the poppies in the northeast U.S. So pretty. I wish we could have stopped and taken some pictures."

2 comments:

  1. Cheryl...I am loving your travel pics. What cruise line did you go on? And can you tell me the 7 countries you visited? Where did the cruise start? And end?
    Sorry...so many questions!

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  2. We used Royal Caribbean. We started in Portugal, then Spain, France, Italy, Greece, Croatia and the Netherlands (briefly, enough to see Amsterdam for a few hours during a layover!) The cruise ended in Venice. It was wonderful.

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