Sunset on the Alhambra in Granada

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The Alhambra is a palace and fortress complex located in Granada (Andalusia, Spain), on the top of the hill of the Assabica on the city's southeastern border.

Construction started during the mid 10th century by the Berber ruler Badis ben Habus of the Kingdom of Granada in al-Andalus. Later, Islamic palaces were built for the last Muslim Emirs of the Nasrid dynasty.

After the Reconquista by the Catholic kings in 1492, some portions were used by the Christian rulers. Notably, Charles V added a palace within the Nasrid fortifications in 1527.

The Alhambra is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

This is a pano of 13 photos shot hand held from the Mirador San Nicolas in the Albayzín district (see http://photosynth.net/view.aspx?cid=098383b0-9157-403d-87d9-e51dac9cfdba). I used a Nikon D800 with a 28- 300mm zoom at 200mm. It was stitched with ICE then reworked and uploaded with Photoshop.

See the same view shot at dusk at http://photosynth.net/view.aspx?cid=8a59684d-9af3-4ad2-8e1d-c3c7436a14d3

See also a late afternoon view of Granada and the Alhambra shot from the same viewpoint at: http://photosynth.net/view.aspx?cid=6b3ba086-8acf-44ff-9edc-91b9ad612572
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Date Created 10/15/2012
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MagiView Over 1 year ago
See also a late afternoon view of Granada and the Alhambra shot from the same viewpoint at: http://photosynth.net/view.aspx?cid=6b3ba086-8acf-44ff-9edc-91b9ad612572
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