Lens Artists Photo Challenge #79: A Window With A View

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Balconies of the parador

Continuing my theme of staying in castles from last week, on our class tour of southern Spain we spent a night in the parador of Jaén.  “Paradores” are fancy, historical hotels across Spain, and this one was originally a 13th century castle, from the time of conflict between the Christians and the Moors in this area.  It is strategically situated on a hillside, which gives some amazing views out of the rooms’ windows.

Morning in Andalucía

We traveled on to Granada, where we visited both the Generalife gardens and the Alhambra palace, situated right next to each other.

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View of the Alhambra from the Generalife

The mix of Arab and European architecture in that area is just marvelous, and so is the natural scenery.  Both the windows themselves and the view of out them are worth seeing!

You can find more windows with views at the original Lens-Artist challenge.

 

6 thoughts on “Lens Artists Photo Challenge #79: A Window With A View

  1. Ana January 13, 2020 / 1:35 pm

    I haven’t been in Granada yet but it is on my list of places to go 😘

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  2. Amy January 13, 2020 / 3:02 pm

    The mix culture and architecture are unique and beautiful in south Spain. These are beautiful captures. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Prior... January 13, 2020 / 8:52 pm

    southern Spain is a wonderful place…. and your framed photos show so much of the beauty

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  4. Tina Schell January 14, 2020 / 8:02 am

    Beautifully done! What are you studying that you got to make this marvelous expedition?

    Liked by 1 person

    • Mei-Mei January 14, 2020 / 10:00 am

      Nominally, we were studying art. We had discussed the architecture of several important sites in Andalucia, like the Alhambra. But it was mostly a trip for fun, so I guess you could say we were studying Spanish culture, too!

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