Thursday, January 24, 2008

Anticipation

Just a couple of places I CANNOT wait to visit when I get to Spain:

1. ALHAMBRA.
It is the best preserved midieval Arab Palace in the world. It is gorgeous. Everyone I talk to who has been tehre says you just HAVE to go there. It is not that far either- about 300km. It is still in Andalucia, in the city of Granada. Most of it was biult in the 11th century, but it was started before that. The pictures I have seen are amazing. One neighbor I talked to said that the sky there looked like a Luney Toons cartoon, because it was so bright and colorful. One of the things that I think is so cool about the area that we will be in is the huge Arabian influence from when they had the country centuries ago. They left some amazing architecture.


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2. The CAVES of ALTAMIRA.


We learned about these in my last Art History class. They are cave paintings dating back to 25,000BC- beat that! They were found in 1879, and they are mostly of Bison and other animals. After a while of visitors, the caves started to deteriate and get grafittied, so they were shut to the public, but there is a museum there and a replica of the caves designed to look and feel like the real thing. There is a waiting list to see the real caves, but the waiting list is 3-4 years lone, so I might just miss it- DARN!


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3. Morocco!!!!!!!!!



2 comments:

Mom2MaggieSue said...

I absolutely cannot wait to come visit you! You are going to ahve so much fun! I miss you already!

Jenn here: said...

I know, doesn't it sound awesome? And that is just a taste. I cannot wait to get there already! Grrr!
Miss you too!