It is postcard-ish but in fact, the view from this POV was not shown here. I am standing on one of the many towers of Alcazaba in Granada. The white building between the towers on the right is Palace of Generalife. On the left - Albaicin. This part of Alhambra complex is less visited than Nasrid Palaces or Generalife. The views from the towers are breath taking.
An alcazaba is a Moorish fortification in Spain and Portugal. The word derives from the Arabic word القصبة (al-qasbah), a walled-fortification in a city.
Alcazaba of Málaga is the prototype of military architecture in the Taifa period, with its double walled and many fortifications. Its only parallel is the castle of Krak des Chevaliers in Syria.
Alcazaba in Granada is the oldest section of the Alhambra palace.
The word alcazaba should not be confused with alcázar which has its etymology in the Arabic al-qasr, which in turn derives from the Latin 'castrum', and denotes a fort or castle.
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Angshu (56758) 2014-07-24 2:38
What a view from a high POV!...
Hardly a post card view for me, as I am seeing this view for the first time. The tiled houses, almost of the same height create quite an interest. On the left we see a building with an enslosure/courtyard witha small tower as well!
snunney (100116) 2014-07-24 2:51
Somewhat better than your average postcard:-) A fine expansive view over the town that also sets it in context. There is much to see and all in great detail. I particularly like the use of the framing wall and the presence of the couple, which helps tie everything together. Very good technical quality.
asajernigan (21427) 2014-07-24 4:06
This is a great view and you have presented it nicely. The inclusion of the fortress on the right adds depth and direction for the scene. The lighting and colors are great and the photo has fine sharpness and DOF.
williewhistler (16398) 2014-07-24 4:13
what a spectacular view,the people below appear tiny!
I rather like the couple at the edge of the frame looking into the scene,they also add a sense of scale and human interest.
Sergiom (80794) 2014-07-24 5:05
Un magnifique point de vue sur la ville à partir des remparts. Toute une hauteur.J'aime bien suivre du regard le muret vers les belles tours carrées.
danos (98535) 2014-07-24 7:58
great the panoramic view of this section of Granada,with the visitors of the town to admire the walls and the towers of Alcazaba,the fortification of Moorish.Excellent the quality as the light and the colour management of the town.
cornejo (42971) 2014-07-24 10:33
Hola Malgo, estupenda vista de la ciudad tomada desde la Alhambra, buen pov y encuadre, muy buen trabajo bien hecho, mis felicitaciones.
Buena noche y feliz fin de semana.
Un cordial abrazo.
Angel y Toñi.
Noel_Byrne (31452) 2014-07-24 11:49
The city looks so small, and makes your view feel it is at tremendous height! An excellent vantage point, as we see each step down to ground level, and all the details get smaller and smaller, the people, the walls, the buildings. Really nicely chosen spot to shoot from!
And what a day you got too, the weather was good to you :)
holmertz (53560) 2014-07-24 12:45
Of course you climbed to the highest point. The lazy ones on the flat roof far below don't get even half as nice view as you did from here. :-) It really is a fine view of the palace, the city and the surrounding hills, but it looks like a hot day. Stilll, the light isn't as harsh as could have been expected. I guess you just handled the exposure very well.
carlo62 (49261) 2014-07-24 15:11
la vista da qui è magnifica, come è magnifico il luogo.
Bella composizione, disposta su tre piani e con lo scenario delle montagne intorno.
Le persone ci danno il senso dei piani che vanno a scalare verso sinistra.
photoray (13981) 2014-07-24 17:21
Attractive scene, combining the top of the Alcazaba with layers of walls, then the scenic roof tops of Granada, and the distant horizon hills.
Would enjoy venturing here, soaking in the history, culture, and meeting people.
Thanks for sharing,
jjcordier (79297) 2014-07-24 22:44
De cette tour, la vue est spectaculaire sur la ville de Grenade et ses environs! J'ai l'impression que tu as un peu trop forcé sur le filtre accentuation?
besnard (56447) 2014-07-24 22:46
Une belle vue plongeante sur la ville depuis les remparts du château. Beaucoup de choses à regarder, du bon travail.
Amitiés et bonne journée.
kasianowak (9221) 2014-07-25 11:23
Cudowny widok. Robilam kiedys, z jednej z tych wiez, zdjecia Granady z osniezonym pasmen Sierra Nevada w tle. To chyba jedyne miejsce w Alhambrze, gdzie wolno uzywac statywu.
Bardzo mi sie podoba, jak pokazalas na tym zdjeciu skale i odleglosci przy pomocy postaci ludzi na bliskim i dalszych planach.
Pozdrawiam jeszcze raz
ikeharel (72211) 2014-07-26 4:12
Indeed Malgo, climbing atop the fortress of the Alhambra is not common among tourists, because people usually want to see more of the palace and the Generalife gardens.
The view is breathtaking from the highest point, over the old town Albaicin, and white small houses on the hills.
Worth the climb, and well collected photo.
Enjoy your weekend,
Silvio1953 (144462) 2014-07-27 4:15
Ciao Malgorzata, great POV on fantastic city, lovely composition with a lot of people, excellent clarity, wonderful colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, have a good Sunday, ciao Silvio