Wednesday, 23 June 2010

La Alhambra & Pattern

A few years back I studied a correspondence course in Garden Design (sadly never got to finish it), but I had to do a History of Garden Design Project and read a lot about The Alhambra & it's Moorish Designs. Ever since then it has fascinated me and I was thrilled to finally visit. As I was looking at all the incredibly intricate carvings in the limestone I thought that it would be a textile designers dream! Pattern inspiration at every blink! So I took lots of photos for all of us to enjoy as creative souls :) My first sight of the Palace on the hill was at sunset from our Hotel.







I took SO many photos it was hard to choose which to share, so there will be more to follow, especially of The Generalife, part of the same complex but was their holiday home with lovely gardens! Still busy creating my Teddy Bears Picnic invitations, as well as working on a new range of Bumpkin Bunny illustrations :) So hop back soon, Catherine x

11 comments:

vicki said...

Oh my gosh - these are stunning - out of this world beautiful! Please show more - lots more! and a little history about the place please - teacher? I would be in absolute heaven to be taking these photos - when we travel I am camera obsessed!

Vicki

ginger@bearbits said...

That is absolutely stunning and amazing! I can see why you would be enamored of this place. Beautiful!

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Catherine,

I enjoyed seeing your holiday photos of Spain~ what wonderful architecture and you must have had a lovely time.
Thank you for showing us, your photos.

Hugs
Carolyn

Sarah Medina, Jellybelly Bears said...

wow!!! I've never seen piccies like this of La Alhambra, Beautiful!

toni said...

WOW- utterly amazing! So glad you showed us these pics, great photography too catherine.It must have been so transending to be surrounded by all this. Can't wait to see more - I love to live through other people ;)

koralee said...

Wow...what a lovely spot! Your images are amazing. Thanks for sharing. How are the Bumpkin Bears? off to visit them in your shop. xoxo

Tracy said...

GORGEOUS... I just love all the serene, quiet beauty... there is a very spiritual feel to this place. Do please share more photo--the more the merrier! :o) Happy Weekend, my friend ((HUGS))

Bumpkin Bears said...

Thanks everyone, I promise more photos soon xx

Monica@The White Bench said...

OMG! How beautiful! You've inspired me to go and look for a book I have been given (and never read) about this place.
Glad you had fun!
Thanks for your always nice and sweet words to me!
Monicax.

Carrie said...

beeaaautiful! Wow! Can't wait to see more :)

Bramblewood Bears said...

wow! awe-inspiring! Just beautiful...I bet you are having a thrilling life time experiences! Enjoy!
Bear Hugs and Blessings,
Tomi
Bramblewood Bears