Sacred Sites: XVIII The Moon

XVIII The Moon
Sacred Site – Alhambra, Granada, Spain.

Alhambra is a palace and fortress complex located in Andalusia, Spain, it takes its name from the Arabic al-qala’a al-hamra meaning the Red Castle. Originally built as a small fortress around 890 it was left to ruin until the 11th century when it was rebuilt by the Moorish emir Mohammed ben Al-Ahmar. It was converted into a royal palace in the 13th century by Yusuf I, Sultan of Granada.

That’s really about it for this card, I don’t mind retelling the mythology stuff but regurgitating a whole load of history will just send you to sleep. I have read through a lot of information about the Alhambra and cannot tell why it was chosen to depict The Moon except for the beautiful reflection in El Patio de los Arrayanes?¿! I am embarrassed to write that we’ve lived within 150 kilometres of Granada for over ten years now, and still haven’t been there yet, soon.

Keywords: Fantasy, uncertainty, mystery.

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This is really just someone’s holiday video, but you get to see the palace and the music is great.

Spike handwritten