Photographer's Note

Hello friends and colleagues, today I present a nice view of the sunlit Alhambra at sunset, with Sierra Nevada in the background, this photo is taken from the famous Mirador de San Nicolas, in the district of Albayzin, Previously I presented other views similar but with a different light and pov. Hope you like it, then some letters on this beautiful palace.

The Alhambra is an Andalusian palace city located in Granada, Spain. This is a rich palace complex and strength (fortress or al-Qasr القصر) that housed the monarch and the court of the United Nasrid Granada. Its real appeal, as in other Muslim works of the time, not only lies in the interior decoration of which is between the peaks of Andalusian art, but also in their localization and adaptation, creating a new landscape but fully integrated with existing nature. In 2011 he became the most visited monument in Spain, receiving a record number of 2,310,764 visitors. Etymologically, "Alhambra" in Arabic is "al-Hamra '(الحمراء,' the Red '), from the name" al-Qal'a al-Hamra' ('red fortress'). In its evolution, Castilian sandwiched between m and r a b, as in "mat" which in classical Arabic was the meaning of 'redness', written as "al-humra." There are more theories to explain the origin of the name of the Alhambra, as there are other authors who argue that at the time the Alhambra was whitewashed Andalusian and its color was white. The name "red" because when it was built would be working at night, and night view from afar because of the torchlight, saw red. Other authors argue that "Alhambra" is simply the feminine name of its founder, Abu al-Ahmar, which in Arabic means 'the Red', being red.The Alhambra is a walled city (medina) occupying most of the hill of La Sabika. Muslim Granada system had its own fortress, the Alhambra therefore could function autonomously from the city. In the Alhambra were all the facilities and necessary for the people living there: the royal palace, mosques, schools, workshops, etc.. In 1238, Granada enters through the gate of Elvira, and to occupy the Palace of the Wind Gallo, Mohamed Ben-Nazar (or Nasr), called Al-Ahmar the Red (as it had a red beard). When Ben Al-Ahmar (Ben Mohamed Nazar) became the winner in Granada in the year 1238, the people received him with the cry of "Welcome the winner by the grace of Allah", he replied: "Only Allah Wins". This is the motto of the Nasrid coat and is written by the Alhambra. Ben Al-Hamar built the first nucleus of the palace. His son Mohammed II, who was a friend of Alfonso X the Wise, fortified it. The Alhambra in Granada style is the culmination of Andalusian art, what happened in the mid-fourteenth century Yusuf I, who built the Tower of Comares, and Mohamed V, who would build the Patio de los Leones. In 1492, with the conquest of Granada by the Catholic Monarchs, the Alhambra became the royal palace. Inigo Lopez de Mendoza, Count of Tende, was the first Christian governor of the Alhambra. Hernando del Pulgar, chronicler of the time, says: "The Count of Tende and the supreme commander of Leon, Gutierrez de Cardenas, Ferdinand received the keys of Granada, Alhambra and entered the top of the Tower of Comares raised their cross and the flag. " Napoleon's invasion was a negative event for the Alhambra. In 1812, the French army in their retreat from Granada, the Alhambra decided to fly with several explosive charges connected by a wildfire. [Citation needed] By this time he had come down some defensive towers, like the Tower of the Seven Floors. [Citation needed] Only the courage of a Spanish soldier was able to avoid its total destruction, to interrupt the course of the explosions. The World Heritage Committee of Unesco declared the Alhambra and Generalife of Granada as a World Heritage Site at its meeting on 2 November 1984 and five years later, the neighborhood of the Albaicin (Al Albayzín), old medieval Muslim , got the same name as an extension of the declaration as Cultural Patrimony of the Humanity of the Alhambra and the Generalife. The Alhambra was one of 21 finalists to be one of New Seven Wonders of the modern world, but ultimately was not chosen to join the group.
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Model: NIKON D3100
Software: PhotoScape
Exposure Time: 10/1600 sec
F-Stop: f/5.6
ISO Speed Ratings: 400
Focal Length: 32 mm
Date Taken: 2012-03-14 18:59
Metering Mode: Center Weighted Average
File Size: 289 kb

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