Tuesday, July 17, 2007
Another morning jog, another morning meeting with Apollo cresting above the mountain tops.
After breakfast we joined a tour to the magical Alhambra.
While we were there the '7 wonders of the modern world' contest was on and the Alhambra was in the running. The frenzy was everywhere from billboards to text messages about voting.
Alas, it didnt make the cut but to me it was a wonder hard to grasp.
Washington Irving spent time here writing about its history and romance and it is easy to see even today how he found it's air, scented with lemons and lavendar, and its architecture, Moorish, meticulous and majestic so poetic.
This is one place mother and I both could of spent days exploring.
Spent the late afternoon next to the pool writing and reading my Nancy Cunard novel.