Hello Dear Steemians From Around The Globe!
The images that you will see in this post were taken during my tour of Alhambra de Granada. A close friend from my earlier corporate days came to spend the New Year with us in Andalucia. We agreed together that we´d see the The Alhambra (Qal´at al- Hamra).... a lifetime chance to experience the fortified city outside Granada which had been ruled by the muslim sultans of the Nasrid Dynasty that started in 1238 til 1492. They built their palaces and great gardens which til now are visited by millions of tourists from around the world.
You will notice the cypress trees planted, they are all over the area. In the old days, the fortress had been full of orchards set-up for purposes of sustainability during the muslim rule. In the modern period since the muslims left, most part of the land surrounding the palaces have been planted with other trees, roses and other flowering plants as well. There is also the hundred-year-old Alhambra Woods and the many fountains built all over the area.
The Nasrid Kingdom was finally conquered by the then catholic monarchs Isabel I of Castile married to his second cousin Fernando II of Aragon defeating Boadbil, the last Nasrid ruler who finally handed over the keys of the city to the spanish hands.
Below is a photo of Alcazaba, the oldest part of Alhambra which was used for military purposes to defend the fortress from enemies. The garden is also full of trees.
That is my contribution to Tree Tuesday initiated the @old-guy-photos. I am inviting friends of mine @olivia08 @jurich60 @otom to join the fun and contribute their lovely tree-images using the tag #treestuesday:
Let´s have fun and enjoy the day! Cheers!
Location: The Alhambra, Granada, Spain
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