The Alhambra and the Life Generalife: Granada, Spain
The Reflective Pools were used to add to the aesthetic and functional complexity.
Moorish poets described Alhambra as "a pearl set in emeralds".
Columns and muqarnas appear in several chambers, and the interiors of numerous palaces are decorated with arabesques and calligraphy.
The passage ways lead to a center court.
The decorations consist of Arabic inscriptions manipulated into geometrical patterns wrought in arabesques.
Everywhere throughout the Palace (Fort) there was incredible detailed art;
the Moorish style reflects the Muslin art in its final European stages.
Blue, red, and a golden yellow were the colors chiefly employed.
View from the Alhambra.
While the inside was lavish the outside remained austere.