Weekly Photo Challenge: Descent

This week, show us your interpretation of descent — experiment with your point of view and angle, or go even deeper with the theme.

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.

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the Gorge and the Guadalevín River

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.

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escalera del agua

On our way out of the palace there was a little waterfall – more water descending.

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waterfall
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4 Comments Add yours

  1. How beautiful. Stunning pictures – I love the first one.

  2. maytizea says:

    Preciosas fotos llenas de buenos recuerdos.

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