27 October 2005

Alhambra Impressions

On a recent visit to Spain, I've been to the Alhambra in Granada. I don't think I have ever seen anything this beautiful. We had a fabulous guide who took the time to explain the idea behind the building as well as all the little architectural intricacies. During its hey-day, the Alhambra was the centre of pan-religious understanding, a liberal place that brought together Christians, Jews and Muslims to further their understanding of one another.

I've been especially taken by the intricate tiling, which all dates back roughly 650 years:

What a nice way to divert from the fact that I haven't made a single stitch in two months.