I can't edit posts properly on my phone but last week I was putting away my Spanish photographs and thought you might like to see a few of them - so hope you enjoy them. . Above is S. Juan de Dios in Granada during a regular evening service.Go here for a Youtube clip of one of the festivals at this church. Spanish festivals are always worth seeing.
Here, below, is a view over the Alhambra
You can see the old fortress in the background.
Here is some absolutely divine cold almond soup I had in the Pousada (hotel) in the Alhambra. The hotel was a convent in the 15th century but is more comfortable now than then.
(later) I couldn't post my photos while I was away- these were the only three I had access to. Now I'm back, I've put a few more below. Here's the outside of the pousada, so calm and peaceful with the snowy mountains just visible in the distance.
And the almost unearthly feeling as you wander through the topiary gardens in the Generalife Gardens in the Alhambra, with their glimpses of ponds and fountains.
Since I first posted this, a few people said they thought that the picture of the church (it's not the cathedral, but another famous church in Granada) looks like a painting. It really was very brightly coloured and golden and also shadowy and generally overwhelming, and in particular it was wonderfully lit. I have always thought the Spain is full of dramatic artistic effects, and nowhere is this more obvious than in the way some of the attractions are lit. Below is the organ in Granada cathedral - an eye-bursting sight in real life, with its baroque gilding, but made even more dramatic by the golden lighting.
And here's a fountain in an open air market place in the downtown shopping area, at night. Spanish shops tend to shut in the afternoon and open again in the evening, so despite the late hour it was quite lively here.
I have some photos of Malaga too, a city I liked very much indeed, but these will have to wait for another time. I don't suppose most people will see these later pictures since they'll already have viewed this post a few days ago.