The photo shows the roofs of beautiful Palace of Lions located in Granada’s Alhambra.
When Mohamed V succeeded his father Yusuf I in 1377, he did not limit himself to finishing the reforms started by his father, but he also started the construction of what became his greatest work, the magnificent legacy that he left in the Alhambra: the Palace of the Lions.
The palace consists of a central courtyard surrounded by galleries with columns, which gives access to different private rooms of royal family: to the west the "Mocarabes" hall, to the east the "Reyes" hall, to the north the "Dos Hermanas", the "Ajimeces" and the "Mirador de Daraxa", and to the south the "Abencerrajes" hall and the "Harem".
There are no windows looking out to the exterior, but there is an interior garden, which corresponds with the Moslem concept of paradise. What today is soil and gravel, in this courtyard, it was gardens then. From every room or hall four streams flowed to the center: the four rivers of paradise.
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Gigidusud (12193) 2014-02-16 2:44
Beautiful architectural shot with an excellent framing and splendid colors. Great graphic effect, well done.
Have a nice sunday.
lousat (68565) 2014-02-16 2:45
Hi Miro,beautiful capture looking for the detail of the roof of this fantastic palace,so famous and so beautiful,i like your choice of this original and different close up,great exposure,details and colors! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano
yquem46 (38082) 2014-02-16 2:48
Hi Miro, my today's neighbor
Nice shot of this palace in Granada
The ochre golden color of the stone blends very well with the blue and white sky
Excellent luminosity and clarity
best regards, have a nice sunday
snunney (76402) 2014-02-16 2:49
A fine capture of this beautiful architecture with its intricate decoration in the Moorish style. Light management is excellent and the colours sumptuous. Superb textural detail.
daddo (21468) 2014-02-16 3:16
Hi Miro. When I look at the elegant architecture and fine embellishments of Alhambra I am reminded of the lovely palaces and courtyards I saw in Morocco and I am glad that in Morocco the skills of the past are still practiced.A lovely POV and superb light. Regards. Klaudio.
Subhogen (4037) 2014-02-16 3:21
Nice view of building with beautiful old world architecture. The ochre colorued building contrasts attractively with the blue sky with fluffy clouds. Very well managed colours and light. Nice crisp and clear photo with vivid colours and excellent clarity. Thanks for sharing.
Sergiom (50600) 2014-02-16 4:04
Une belle contre plongée sur ces très beaux toits avec un ciel très beau en arrière plan. Un ensemble d'une grande netteté et très bien cadré.
SNOOP_Chan (3753) 2014-02-16 4:07
Hello Miro, very nice image here. Good crop of this wonderful building, i will google it later to see how it looks like as a whole. I like the smooth orange tones. Good care for details also.
Kamilutka (6655) 2014-02-16 7:20
very well framed part of interesting architecture. I like the sky in the background with its dark blue tones and which makes very nice background for the sandy colored building.
Superb sharpness and attention to details.
Thanks for sharing and have a nice Sunday
marina7 (8027) 2014-02-16 8:21
Palace of Lions sounds very exotic! The golden walls look superb especially against this beautiful blue sky with the fluffy clouds. Well captured indeed!
papagolf21 (81654) 2014-02-16 9:09
La version large est parfaite pour admirer tous les détails architecturaux et les décorations ! Quel travail réalisé.
De plus, l'ensemble ressort magnifiquement sur ce ciel pommelé.
Très bonne soirée.
pierrefonds (53314) 2014-02-16 16:22
The point of view is showing the details and the colours of the Palace of Lions. It is clear and precise. The good luminosity is making the colours to stand out. Have a nice day.
mcmtanyel (8209) 2014-02-16 16:34
Your pictures from Spain are making me more and more curious about its heritage. I certainly hope to visit it some day. Last March, I got very close, I drove around the Spanish territories in Morocco. This is a very beautiful detail from a lovely palace. My guess is that instead of traditional windows, you have those lattice openings. So people inside can look out but those outside cannot look in.
abmdsudi (36320) 2014-02-16 22:41
A pleasingly composed and interesting bit of history, an image with nice tones as this really looks so elegant and charming. Admire the classic architecture and the capture makes an interesting perspective, pov and much detail in the crafted stonework. Exposure is fine with the overall effect is so easy to the eye and catchy to brilliant blue sky. Lovely shot, an excellent postcard image, Congrats
Apurba20 (629) 2014-02-16 23:09
The sky enchants.
subhendu_bagchi (24381) 2014-02-17 2:27
another very good minimalistic composition here. I like the lower POV. I love the strong contrasting colours. Another very good photo in your gallery. Tfs.
Graal (94162) 2014-02-17 3:10
Alhambra is beautiful (I remember a few years ago). Nice architecture of top of buildings of Palace. Pleasant blue BG of sky. Good shot and presentation.
Have a nice week.
danos (80957) 2014-02-17 6:06
very nice the view as the presentation of the upper part of the Palace of Lions,with the architectural style to be unique.The brilliant light of the day,enhance the vivid colours as the details of it.Well done.
ikeharel (48330) 2014-02-17 7:29
Well collected an upwards POV, Miro.
The decorated windows with Moorish style adornments, and the gright brown tone, are marvelousely sight, and especially with the beautiful blue sky above.
Fine all technical details.
delpeoples (50667) 2014-02-17 22:58
Salut cher Miro
Ahh this photo again brings back so many memories of the wonderful Allhambra. What a unique and romantic place. The architecture you have captured is truly stunning, beautifully saturated, with impeccable textures. The clouds also add another element of interest and help to contrast those golden tones with the cooler tones of the sky. Nice work. I am itching to return to Andalucía.
adramad (33584) 2014-02-18 8:24
Wonderful composition, which combines very well this range of volumes, the hexagonal tower and the other square, the diagonal of the roof adds a great charm, beautiful gallery with arches and those windows covered, with fixed watermark, a beautiful sky, with those white clouds on blue, which complete this fantastic image.
Very good brightness and sharpness, with beautiful colors.
Well seen and done better. I love it.
Have a good day.
ourania (22744) 2014-02-19 14:14
a building of great elegance and mesmerizing beauty. You chose a very attractive part of it and brought us close to its fine architectural details. So much art has gone into its decoration and we can enjoy it thanks to the superb sharpness of your photo. You managed light and contrasts effectively, the sky is amazing and adds a lot to the appeal of the photo. The warm tones and the shadows enhance the fascination of the antique palace. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great day,
fabbs99 (14461) 2014-02-20 19:10
Outstanding shot with nice colors and sharpness.Very well done,TFS.
- Copyright: Miro Susta (mirosu) (10942)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-02-14
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D90, Nikkor AF-S 18-200 mm f1:3.5-5.6 DX GED, circular polarizer
- Exposure: f/8, 1/320 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Architectural Details [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2014-02-16 2:26