Alhambra Palace 3

 
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This is a "mirador" or viewpoint. The windows were not glazed, and were carefully aligned to face Mecca. This mirador was designed for prayer.

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Guest - Jul 18, 2007 12:47 PM EDT
Thanks, Tania!
Guest - Jul 17, 2007 08:43 PM EDT
Steve what a beautiful peaceful place to be. I to love the detailed work. Beautifully captured and shared
Guest - Jul 17, 2007 04:56 PM EDT
Hi Anne! It's neither tapestry nor prayer rug, but more stucco plasterwork! I think because the left hand wall is close to the camera and out of focus, its fuzziness makes it look as if it's made of cloth. All the detail in the plasterwork is either quotations from the Koran, or else the words "God is great" in Arabic. You're absolutely right that the mirador looks out onto a courtyard of beautiful trees - so your eyesight can't be that bad!
Guest - Jul 17, 2007 04:03 PM EDT
Was that a tapestry on the wall - on my left - or a prayer rug? I loved the intricate details above the windows. Is each a symbol? Is there a courtyard right outside, where the tree is - if it is a tree. *g* My eyesight is not what it used to be. *LOL* Anyway, a beautiful picture. Anne

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