the alhambra | granada, spain
"Give him alms, woman,
because there is nothing sadder in life than being blind in Granada".
These lines by Francisco de Icaza are inscribed on the walls of Alhambra - one of the most precious jewels of Arabic architecture in the world. The palace built in the 13th century was home to Nasrid dynasty - the last Arab rulers in Iberian peninsula. Later, it served as the royal court of Ferdinand and Isabella. It was here, where they extended their royal endorsement of the infamous expedition to India by Christopher Columbus. In this picture, the Alhambra and the city of Granada are fading in what Bill Clinton once called "the most beautiful sunset in the world".