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Granada


Granada
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Copyright: Miro Susta (mirosu) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 11 W: 0 N: 26] (172)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-02-14
Categories: Architecture
Camera: NikonD90, Nikkor 18-200 1:3.5-5.6 ED DX
Exposure: f/14.0, 1/100 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-02-16 17:26
Viewed: 1377
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The photo shows a view of Granada town from Alhambra side. Granada is located at the foot of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, at the confluence of four rivers. It sits at an elevation of 738 m above sea level, yet is only one hour by car from the Mediterranean coast.

Granada was first settled by native tribes in the prehistoric period, and was known as Ilbyr. When the Romans colonised southern Spain, they built their own city here and called it Illibris. The Arabs, invading the peninsula in the 8th century, gave it its current name of Granada.

It was the last Muslim city to fall to the Christians in 1492, at the hands of Queen Isabel of Castile and her husband Ferdinand of Aragon.

One of the most brilliant jewels of universal architecture is the Alhambra, a series of palaces and gardens built under the Nazari Dynasty in the 14th C. This mighty compound of buildings with its fountains and gardens stands at the foot of Spain's highest mountain range, the Sierra Nevada, and overlooks the city below and the fertile plain of Granada.

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Hi Miro,
A most beautiful presentation, excellent depth and detail. Good note.
erwin...

salut miro,
la ville est superbe,mais il faut traiter le ciel séparément
tfs
ömer

Ciao Miro, great POV on fantastic city, superb sky, wonderful colors, excellent clarity and splendid light, very well done, my friend, Merry Christmas to you and your family, ciao Silvio

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