Posts tagged ‘Gardens’

The Alhambra: Generalife

If the Nasrid Palaces are the Alhambra’s most popular attraction, then the Generalife is, in my opinion, the most beautiful. Built as a summer palace for the Emir‘s of Granada to escape the daily routine of court life, it is a calming oasis of pathways, courtyards, pools, fountains and gardens – a haven of peace and tranquility:

This is my last post on the Alhambra and I only have one more post planned from our trip to Spain in late September…….then I can move on to other subjects!

© Mark Simms Photography (2013)

Haddon Hall – Part 2

As promised here are a few more shots from our trip to Haddon Hall. These four depict the wonderful gardens:

The Alliums (or ornamental onions) were particularly stunning, especially planted en masse in one border. We’ve tried to grow these in our garden in the past, but without much success.

I hope you like them……!!

Copyright: © The Photography of Mark Simms (2012). All rights reserved.

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