Sunday, October 26, 2014

GRANADA: GENERALIFE GARDENS

We stopped in Granada on our way from Ronda to our final parador in Ubeda.  Our objective was the Alhambra and its associated Generalife Gardens.  But we did pause for some panoramic photos of the city.  Here are two of the cityscapes that I took.



I particularly liked the composition of the second shot, especially for the hanging laundry.  Unfortunately, technically it's just not a sharp photo.  In the absence of a tripod, virtually all of my photos on the trip were handheld and this shot suffered from camera shake, even though the shutter speed should have been fast enough to avoid that.  Mea culpa.

We had yet another extremely knowledgeable guide for the visit to the Alhambra and gardens.


However, there was a problem with the visit to the Generalife Gardens--it was raining.  Pretty hard.  Here is a snapshot of the scene.


Not great for a visit to outdoor gardens.  But we made the best of things, and, in fact, the rain stopped shortly after our tour began.  (We were blessed with excellent weather on the tour generally.)

Following are a couple of shots of the gardens generally, which were very well manicured.



I was particularly intrigued by how the shrubbery had been trimmed to appear wall-like, as in the following.





Then it was on to the Alhambra proper.

John

1 comment:

  1. Wow! Love the pictures of the manicured bushes, especially the one looking like a tunnel

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