Wednesday, July 14, 2010

It's all about the Alhambra - Granada

We took a three hour train ride to Granada to see the Alhambra, Spain's most visited monument. Our guide book says that it is perhaps the most refined and exquisite example of Islamic art in the world. The Alhambra was a fortress-palace constructed in the 13-14th century.

We toured the Palacio Nazaries and gardens. We were told over and over again that we needed to be at the entrance to the palace at the specified time on our ticket. If not, we wouldn't be allowed to enter. Well, we showed up a few minutes early just to make sure we were there on time. The specified time came and went and we were still standing there in the blazing sun (over 100 degrees). In fact, we stood there for a least a half hour until they let us in the palace. You could tell our patience was running thin when people started butting in line and Sara started complaining and then John said, "Don't worry, they will burn in Hell for that". Suddenly everything was ok.

1 comment:

  1. Sara has not fallen far from the tree! I would have been pretty vocal about cutting in. (And also about standing the hot sun for 30 extra minutes!)
    John is my kind of guy too. I don't think hell is big enough for all the people I have sent there! Ha! Ha!