Court of the Myrtles (Patio de los Arrayanes or the Court of the Pond). The water from the pond helped to cool the palace and acted as a symbol of power. Because water was usually in short supply, the technology required to keep these ponds full was expensive and difficult. Court of the Myrtles is 42 m long by 22 m wide, and in the centre there is a large pond set in the marble pavement, full of goldfish, and with myrtles growing along its sides.
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acevherli (320) 2011-11-22 1:58
Wonderful photo, great shot.
iacobi (309) 2011-11-22 8:18
An interesting architectural scene, sharpness exposure and natural colors are excellent!...well done.!!
ebingul (1898) 2012-04-12 6:51
Nice composition of this beautiful architecture from a good POV.Fine natural colours,light management and perspective together with beautiful reflections.
Well done and best regards.
Noel_Byrne (22751) 2012-06-25 2:52
the Alahambra is a place that I have always wanted to see, and your capture here does a brilliant job of sharing its beauty until I manage to actually get there. The reflection is stunning, as is the architecture and the beuatiful peaceful blue sky. Nicely done!
Miguel82 (22377) 2012-06-28 5:11
A very famous place and beautiful architecture
Sharp picture and excellent colors
I like the reflect of ths building on the water
mjw364 (7270) 2012-09-11 10:24
A very symmetrical image with great lines and reflections. I like the balance of he shot.
pierrefonds (56074) 2013-12-07 16:56
The reflections on the water are assets to the composition. The length of the pond is giving depth to the scene. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the Court of the Myrtles. The light has a good effect on the colors. Have a nice day.
- Copyright: Miro Susta (mirosu) (13198)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-02-14
- Categories: Castles
- Camera: , Sigma 10-20 f/4-5.6 DC EX HSM
- Exposure: f/8, 1/320 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2011-11-22 1:34