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18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
Contrasts around the Alhambra

I was visiting the old Gypsy quarters in Granada when I decided to explore the neighborhoods just west of Albaicin´s Plaza San Nicolas. I then stumbled upon this view. I was amazed at the juxtaposition of the new private apartment buildings below the grand, historical fortress, palace, and citadel of Alhambra. The castle sat on a forested hill, perched above the modern residential buildings, resting closer to the mountainous Sierra Nevada.

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Date Taken: 02.2019
Date Uploaded: 11.2020
Photo Location: Granada, Spain
Camera: NIKON D5300
Copyright: © Bob Gottlieb