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Moorish Alcázars

I had a brief post on European castles and fortresses some time back and I stopped at the point related to the Spanish alcázars. I did it on purpose as southern Spanish castles are a little bit different from the others mainly because they were influenced by the Moors and they have a specific Moorish atmosphere and are of another style. 841 more words

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A Tale of the Most Extraordinary Ceilings in Southern Spain

On an overnight train along the Costa Del Sol in order to get to Costa Brava, I encountered two girls, American students who were studying abroad in Spain for a semester. 425 more words


On a recent trip to Spain I paid a much anticipated visit to the lavish and ancient city of Cordoba, which lies on the banks of the river Guadalquivir, in the heart of Andalusia. 403 more words

Ancient Andalusia

Architecture in: Alcàzar de Segovia

Alcàzar de Segovia, Segovia, Spain. April 2014.

A nice example of Moorish architecture; still not reading as a hundred percent ‘Spanish’ to me. (Read more on the struggles of finding true Spanish architecture… 32 more words


Post 019. Hollywood Hills West Curb Appeal


October 18, 2014
Step detail and succulent garden March 12, 2013

Moorish/Streamline contrast discovered via the indispensable An Architectural Guide to Los Angeles (available from Skylight Books).


Fountains and Parks of Sunny Sevilla

Las Chicas explore Sevilla’s beautiful parks, river front, and the old town. On our first afternoon, we walk across the street from our hotel through a park, snapping images of small peaceful fountains and pools like these: 410 more words


Architecture in: Segovia, Spain

Segovia, Spain. April 2014.

Abundant in Moorish elements (as well as a huge dollop of Italian–you’ll see why) but still missing that ever-evasive “Spanish” signature, Segovia at least was not too big of a disappointment. 329 more words