“The wind, one brilliant day, called to my soul with an odor of jasmine…”

Up the hill from the Alhambra fortress are the summer palace and gardens of the Sultans of Granada, the Generalife. They were built in the 14th century. Because they’re closer to the mountains than the Alhambra, the temperature up here is a few degrees cooler. The smell of jasmine permeates the gardens as you wander through the ordered beds of plants. Enjoy a handful of pictures from my visit there.
Title quote: The Wind One Brilliant Day by Spanish poet Antonio Machado
Part of the summer palace
Part of the summer palace
Arches near the entry
Arches near the entry
The view out across the valley from the Generalife Gardens
The view out across the valley from the Generalife Gardens
This decorative pathway leads up to the palace
This decorative pathway leads up to the palace
View of the Alhambra from the Generalife
View of the Alhambra from the Generalife
Each section of the garden is just a little bit different. It's like discovering new botanical surprises around every corner
Each section of the garden is just a little bit different. It’s like discovering new botanical surprises around every corner
This trellis offers much-needed shade.
This trellis offers much-needed shade.
Just one of many beautiful pathways in the gardens
Just one of many beautiful pathways in the gardens
This fountain was one of my favorites
This fountain was one of my favorites
This little creek flows through part of the gardens
This little creek flows through part of the gardens
The Channel Court, so named for its water fountains
The Channel Court, so named for its water fountains
There were lots of carefully manicured hedges in the garden, creating little hideaways all over the place
There were lots of carefully manicured hedges in the garden, creating little hideaways all over the place
More garden-y goodness
More garden-y goodness
An outdoor amphitheater was recently added for events
An outdoor amphitheater was recently added for events

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