Monday, July 29, 2013

Granada Spain

After 26 hours of travel to our first destination we arrived in Granada Spain at around 1:00 in the afternoon.  We were picked up by a shuttle and taken to our hotel which was located in the Albaycin neighborhood at the base of the Alhambra and just off of Placa Nuevo.  To get to our hotel we walk along one of the most scenic streets in Granada, Carrera del Darro which follows the river Darro.  The streets and buildings date back to the 16th and 17th century.  Our hotel was renovated from a 16th century building. 

Here is a view from Monte De Piedad looking up toward the Alhambra.  I didn't quite get the proportions correct in this sketch and realized it while I was sketching it.  The Alhambra should appear much higher up in the sky.  It was looming above.  I was able to capture that feel in a later sketch.  This was my first one in Spain and I had to get use to getting the verticality of the streets and start doing 3 point perspectives.  Because of the tight streets you find yourself always looking up.

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