The Alhambra is one of Europe's most impressive buildings and, as such, is a touch busy. To regulate the flow of visitors you have to buy your tickets in advance and then get given a specific time slot on a specific day. Woe betide you if you miss your slot.
Not a problem... We knew all this and booked in advance to get the time slot we wanted. However, when we went to collect the tickets something had gone wrong and we had bought tickets for nearly a month later! Obviously, no tickets left for today. Not a happy camper! First job is to sell our tickets for the future back to the Alhambra.... Didn't cost us anything so a small plus.
There was one small silver lining. You could still book for the night-time slots. By the time we had gone round the Generaife (Which means overseer's garden in Arabic) we had bucked up at the thought of coming back later when it was fully dark.
I have to say it was excellent and in many ways better than going during the day time. Would like to do both in one day to compare and contrast.
Tickets for the Alhambra are divided into different sections. One of the nicest parts are the gardens. However, they are still busy, but with a little patience you can still find some peace. Having said that, the number of people who are happy to wander around and then spend hours taking pictures of themselves and clogging up the view for everyone else is not something I understand. Even less do I get the idea of a stick to put your camera on so you can take pics of yourself. Why? Who wants to look at endless pictures of themselves stood in front of God knows what? Why not take some nice pictures of the thing you have come to see? Why do you have to be in every shot? Will you not believe you were there if you don't have a photo to prove it?
This will be a blog about my latest shots and what I liked or was trying to do with them
I am a teacher of Economics and have worked in various schools in Europe & Asia. One of the things I love doing is getting out and about with my camera.