Thursday, 26 March 2009

The Alhambra, Granada

Postmarked Malaga, dated 21 October 1977.
No 32 Granada
Alhambra.  Lions Courtyard.  Columns

The Courtyard of the Lions was built in the late 14th century.  It's hard to see in this card, but there are 12 marble lions at the base of the fountain.  The courtyard is a wonderful combination of slender columns and arcades.  The Alhambra as a whole is another UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The writer of the postcard clearly had been having a hard time:
We are reconsidering the advantages of a "castle in Spain" having spent most of the first week repairing the damage done by the summer tenants and are off to the salerooms tomorrow to try and refurnish the sitting room.
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  1. I wonder what in the world happened! He was certainly plagued by a rowdy bunch!

  2. Congratulations for being the SB featured blog :D!

    This is a beautiful card!
    Interesting message...


  3. I got here from SlogBite, via the Game! I'm so glad I did, I love postcards - and your blog - but haven't commented before. I wonder which castle those people were doing up? (This one looks like it is in very good shape)

  4. @Marie, I've no idea, but it sounded pretty drastic if they had to refurnish.

    @Max, thank you. It is indeed a beautiful card. The Alhambra is one place I would love to visit.

    @Lydian, hello! I suspect they were doing up a very modest holiday home. Unfortunately I didn't know them, friends of my parents.

  5. I'd love to see that place too.

  6. I have had much the same problem in the summer with every one of the castles I own. Gorgeous picture!

  7. I have been to the Alhambra! A must see if you visit Spain.

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  9. @dmarks, great isn't it?

    @Max, is "castle in Spain" a very British phrase? I suspect it may be - meaning an impossible dream, wishful thinking. Rather like "castles in the air". Too late for your book I think.

    @Mei Teng, I hope to one day.


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