My multiple takes on descent.
La Casa del Rey Moro – The Palace of the Moorish King in Ronda, Spain. I was lucky enough to visit it this summer with my lovely companion and his parents.
The house has a famous water mine that was formed by carving steps into the stone walls of the gorge that surrounds the river Guadelevin below. The Mine was built at the beginning of the XIV century as a military building to supply water to the city. There are over 300 steps to the bottom and the descent at times felt tricky. But the reward was the view at the end.
It’s beautiful isn’t it?
Another day we travelled to Alhambra, Granada. Another stunningly beautiful place. One of the many places was the Palacio de Generalife where water features appear to be very much part of the design. There is a water escalator – escalera del agua – that runs cool water around the place or water descending.
On our way out of the palace there was a little waterfall – more water descending.