Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Moorish Memories


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I took this picture in Denia, Spain which is located on the country's Mediterranean coast known as Costa Brava. In the center of town, the rocky ruins of an ancient fort sit on top of a small hill overlooking the marina and the water. Denia once served as the capital of an Islamic-ruled kingdom and the fort was built during that time. The French later re-built the fort in the early 19th century but it still has Moorish design elements like this gorgeous doorway.

The walk up the hill to the fort is quite enjoyable. It takes you past charming houses built into the hillside and one part of the fort overlooks an old church that still actively serves the community.

If you'd like to see some other photos I took in Spain, click here or here.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

This really is a gorgeous doorway!

solopoesie said...

AUGURO UN FELICE FERRAGOSTO ...ANGELA

zohreh said...

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