Hillsides quilted with olive trees as far as the eye can see, a whitewashed town flanked by the ruins of a medieval structure perched upon a craggy rock, fields full of sunflowers, modern windmills, scorched earth, snow atop the Sierra Nevada, a land full of contrasts. As I ride the bus through Castilla-LaMancha and Andulucía these are the images I behold.
The students were enamored with both Córdoba and Granada. Both places are inherently beautiful. The Mezquita and the Alhambra are both works of art. The gardens at the Alcazar in Córdoba and at the Alhambra are magnificent. The cathedral in Granada is an enormous structure built largely during the 16th Century. La Capilla Real, also in Granada, is where Ferdinand and Isabella are buried. These are the many sights we visited. This is an amazing way to see history.
We returned Saturday evening, exhausted. I am posting several photos from our visit.