March 12, 2008

More Moorish Arches

I'm still thinking about arches that mark a transition from one space and mood to another. Today's examples are from pictures I took last year at El Alhambra, in Granada, Spain. It's a sprawling masterpiece of Moorish architecture, abounding with arches and other ways to frame perspectives and entice you along. These three examples are to me evocative of the ambiance of the cave I posted about a few days ago. This one gives a glimpse of a formal garden:

And this one looks out on yet another arch:From here it's not a very far leap, at least in my mind, to these embroidered designs on a vintage Portuguese apron:

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