Sunday, October 30, 2011

Tales of the Alhambra

October 30, 2011

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Conrad DiDiodato said...

I just visited the Alhambra this summer, and saw the closed room where Washington Irvine supposedly wrote some of it.

It must have been a wonderful time in Spain's history when (before the Catholics turned murderous) Jews, Muslims and Christians all lived together, in peace & respect.

You've captured that serenity & peace wonderfully.

William Michaelian said...

Thanks, Conrad. There’s never a time when your comment doesn’t make me look again at what I’ve drawn. Early this morning, I read Irving’s first piece in the book, “The Journey.” This was my response. Rough roads, dangerous bandits, boisterous inns, noble beggars and Andalusian widows — the man was a keen observer and natural storyteller. I’ll read on with your thoughts and impressions in mind.

Wine and Words said...

I know nothing of Alhamba other than it is a brand of bottled water....and a fitting title for such a portrait. You face shimmers here, just beneath the surface of something.

William Michaelian said...

I see that too, now. Thanks, Annie.