File:Alhambra - Granada.jpg
The name Alhambra comes from an Arabic root which means red or crimson castle, perhaps due to the hue of the towers and walls that surround the entire hill of La Sabica which by starlight is silver but by sunlight is transformed into gold. But there is another more poetic version, evoked by the Moslem analysts who speak of the construction of the Alhambra fortress by the light of torches, the reflections of which gave the walls their particular coloration. Created originally for military purposes, the Alhambra was an alcazaba (fortress), an alcázar (palace) and a small medina (city), all in one.
|Source||originally posted to Flickr as Alhambra, Granada|
(Reusing this file)
Click on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time.
|current||18:38, 29 September 2008||515 × 768 (172 KB)||Flickr upload bot||Uploaded from http://flickr.com/photo/11923090@N03/1878343021 using Flickr upload bot|
- You cannot overwrite this file.
File usage on Commons
File usage on other wikis
The following other wikis use this file:
- Usage on es.wikipedia.org
- Usage on fr.wikipedia.org
- Usage on hu.wikipedia.org
- Usage on nl.wikipedia.org