Saturday, April 4, 2009

More Tales from the Alhambra

This is going to be much quicker than I intended, as duty calls me to the country. (My duty to myself, that is). Washington Irving spent several months living in the Alhambra of Granada in 1829 and was inspired (possibly by his accountant) to write this. It is immensely detailed, closely observed and a joy to read. Especially if you know the Alhambra, but even if you don't, you will feel you do by the time you've finished.

It's a book I've been intending to read (and pretending that I had read) for years, and I have finally got round to it after returning to the place a few weeks ago. Give it a look over, and then, visit Granada. You will not be disappointed.

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