Empty your mind, be formless. Shapeless, like water. If you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup. You put water into a bottle and it becomes the bottle. You put it in a teapot it becomes the teapot. Now, water can flow or it can crash. Be water, my friend.

by Bruce Lee

viernes, 2 de marzo de 2012

When the moors ruled Europe

Watch the documentary Julia sent me about "when the moors ruled Europe" with wonderful scenes of the Alhambra Palace in Granada.

8 comentarios:

  1. This documentary have liked me very much. It's very educational and with it you learn many interesting things that before you did not know. The Alhambra Palace in Granada is a fantastic monument, a palace builded by the Muslims who dominated the city in that moment. This palace has very beutiful parts as the Court of the Lions, the Hall of Abencerrajes, the Tower of Justice and the Generalife. In my opinion, it's the most beautiful monument in Andalusia and I recommend people to go to see it.

    Mireya González Paredes 2ºA BACH

  2. The Alhambra is one of the best monuments in the world! For me it is the eighth wonder! The muslims are a very extraordinary persons and they did a lot of very important thing for our country like the farm irrigation, the waterwheel or maths!

    I think if they hadn't been in Spain, we would have other type of country. The did our country best.

    The documentary that Albert has published here, is very interesant. It explained that muslings did very important and interesant things here and in other countries.

    By: JuanJosé Rovira Medina 1ºA Bach

  3. The Alhambra isn't a palace as most people think, it is a city with a wall in which there were three palaces, houses for artisans and noblility and a military place called "alcazaba" with three towers to make sure that enemies didn't come. The Generalife was the summer residence of Muhammad III, and when it was built by the Muslims it had no gardens, but had vegetables and fruit to feed the entire city of Alhambra; also had animals such as sheeps, cows and horses.

    The first palace of the Alhambra is the palace of Yusuf I, called The palace of Comares, and was the official part. It was composed of several rooms, as the Mexuar, room which turned into a shrine when the cristians came, the Golden Court, Court of Comares or the throne room, which is decorated with plaster reliefs on the walls and a dome representing the seven heavens that Muslims had to pass to go through to go to the world of Ala.

    Another of the best preserved palace is the Palace of the Lions, where Muhammad V lived, and was thought to be the private part. There are several rooms around the Court of the Lions, which is one of the most famous court of the Alhambra, since the center is a fountain with twelve lions that belonged to the house of a Jew. Below is the Hall of Abencerrajes, named like that because a legend says that several members of the family of the Abencerrages were killed in this room.

    The name "Alhambra" means red castle, as it was made mostly of brick. In addition, water and vegetation was very important for Muslims as they came from the desert, where there was none of this. Nowadays, many parts of the palace are being rebuilt, as we saw on the trip we did with our school yesterday. From my point of view the Alhambra is one of the best examples of Islamic art in the world, and must be named a wonder of the world.

    Clara Prados. 2ªBACH B.

  4. The Alhambra is a palace and fortress complex in Granada (very near us). It was originally constructed as a small fortress in 889 and then largely ignored until its ruins were renovated and rebuilt in the middle of 11th century. It was converted into a royal palace in 1333.

    Alhambra's Islamic palaces, as we know them today, were built for the last Muslim emirs in Spain and the court of the Nasrid dynasty. After the conquest of Granada by the Reyes Católicos in 1492, some portions were used by Christian rulers.

    Now the Alhambra is one of Spain's major tourist attractions, exhibiting the country's most significant and well known Islamic architecture, together with 16th-century and later Christian building and garden interventions.
    Alhambra is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

    I have visited the Alhambra two or three times, and I have liked it because it is very big and it has beautiful palaces.


  5. The Alhambra is in Granada. It is formed by a set of palaces, gardens and fortress. It served as accommodation for the monarch and the court of the Nasrid Kingdom of Granada. In 2016 it was the second most visited monument in Spain; 2 615 188 visitors.
    What I like the most about the Alhambra is its decoration, its gardens, its views and the patio of the lions.
    It is worth going to visit the Alhambra and its city.

  6. The Alhambra is in Granada, it is a very beautiful place and it is composed of a set of palaces, gardens and fortresses. In 2016, the Alhambra visited 2.61 million people. It is the most spectacular and famous Arab construction in the world.

    María González Lozano 2ºESO C

  7. The Alhambra is a collection of palaces and gardens. It was built in 889 by the muslims. It's one of the most important monuments in Spain. The name alhambra means 'red'. In the Alhambra, there are around 10,000 muslim inscriptions.
    My favourite place in the alhambra is the Arrayanes courtyard because I love the fountain and the plants

  8. The Alhambra is one of the most beautiful places to visit in the world. She is located in Granada and she became a royal residence, beginning in 1238, with the arrival in power of Muhammad ibn Nasr, the first monarch of the Nasrid Kingdom of Granada, for which he created his own water supply.

    Its true attraction not only lies in the interiors, whose decoration is among the peaks of Andalusian art, but also in its location and adaptation, generating a new landscape but fully integrated with the pre-existing nature.

    The Alhambra was the second monuments more visited in Spain in 2016 with an occupation of 2.615.188 visitors behind the Expiatory Temple of the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona.
    She is one of the reasons for high tourism in Granada.

    Finally, I like that Alhambra is in Granada because I can see her. I have visited her with the school and with my parents too, and I like that Granada has a lot of tourist because there are a lot of tourist to visit them.