Holy Geometry

Holy Geometry

Back to the series on the Moorish baths from Al-Andalus, as the Moors used to call the Iberian peninsula when they ruled here in the Middle Ages.
This was taken in the public bath(built between 1302 til 1309) on the grounds of the Alhambra in Granada, Spain.

(1/50, F6.3, ISO800, 20mm)

28 thoughts on “Holy Geometry

    • Gracias, Truels! Indeed a beautiful place, especially because its not decorated and is all about light and textures. Most arabic remains in Spain are almost 100% covered with amazing decorations, which is mostly amazing, but I was intrigued with the ´simplicity´ of these rooms!
      Greetings, Ron.

    • Thank you very much, Meg!
      So nice to hear your interest in these buildings and expecially because my photos seem to do it a little justice..
      Hope all is well and thanks too for your support, really makes me happy to hear.
      have a great weekend, Ron.

  1. I have nerver seen an architecture like this before, it´s so beautiful ! And you are a fantastic photographer, it isn´t anyone who can take such amazing photos! Especially not me, that´s for sure. // Maria

    • Hola Maria, so glad to hear that you´re interested in the architectural features of these baths; for me it was a combination of showing of my photography, but also to inform the viewers about these historical places. I hoped to marriage documenting and photographing it 😉
      Thanks so much for your appreciation, that´s very encouraging.
      Have a great weekend, Ron.

    • Hola Terry, thanks, not very obvious but its a different location than the other, this one is IN the Alhambra complex, where there is even another in one of its palaces, but the three before where in the center of Granada, guess more public those days.
      But the architecture is mostly sameish i guess 😉
      Have a good day, Ron.

    • Thank you, David, guess we have those Arabic architects from those times to thank for that 😉
      But they did a great job in my opinion, glad some if that i managed to capture
      Good day to you, Ron.

    • Hi Melinda, thanks for your appreciation; the light and contrast in there are so beautiful. At times difficult to photograph, but with nowadays camera I´m not too scared to put the iso up, cuz noise is not that obvious anymore 😉
      All the best to you, Ron.

  2. So stunning, for form, for color. Those windows! And these architects knew
    as did the catheral builders, how and where the light would hit, and the value of that
    to the humans below. The commonplace exquisite. Thanks for this.

    • Hi Barbara, so true these architects and constructors did an amazing job; the lights is stunning and maybe they didnt know these walls would look amazing almost 1000 years later, but they do!
      Thanks for your great thoughts, very nice to hear theres appreciation for these things still 😉
      All the best, Ron.

      • You’re welcome, and many thanks for your keen photographer’s eye, this fresh introduction to me of what I had not seen. These magnificent structures, I half think they did build them for eternity. I read once that there were no blueprints, no specific plans for the early cathedrals, certainly no sense of time. They were built on vision, by visionaries. There was apparently one dusty-floored Builder’s Room where the shape of stones needed were sketched in dirt by these unnamed masters. The rays of light from so high up must have been inspired by allowing the radiation of God or gods to touch the mortals. It’s splendid that you were there to feel these things, the concerted wisdom of their constructing. Thank you again, you’ve got an incredible eye; I really enjoyed all your photographs posted, so full of the drama of real life.

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