Thursday, June 04, 2009

Gorgeous Granada, a lovely place to wander, full of lovely streets and laneways, doesn't this courtyard look romantic?

the roof of an old Hammam or Bath House at the Alhambra Palace

luscious gardens, roses were abundantly in bloom at this time of year, there is Granada in the distance.

One of my lovely ladies, listening to the guide phone and advertising my tours [on the carry bag] what multi tasking skills!
Spain is full of haberdashery shops with wonderful colour ranges of all types of threads and notions....rather tantalising for some.
The sqare we stayed on, surrounded by leafy cafes it is a great central location just behind the cathedral, in times long past it was a location for jousts, festivals and the odd Inquisition burning or 20! I think the creatures of the fountain are still sickened at the thought!

how to frame a palm tree? In a 1500's Palace - why not?

The shops are Spain are wonderful for personal adornment- shoe shops every where, gorgeous clothes an jewelry fit for a flamenco dancer...

When travelling it is important to learn about local culture, so as good travellers we did our bit joining a local lass on a Tapas Tour, one wnnders along in the balmy evening from bar to bar for nibbles and drinks- lots of time to chat and laugh, swap stories [quite a few I can't pass along but they did bring on a few belly laughs and pink cheeks!]
A memorable local experience thanks to the lovely Gayle - email me if you are heading that way and would like to meet up with a local for a great night

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