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Wednesday, June 15, 2016

My Photography Journey | Schloss Wolfsgarten, Germany

Schloss Wolfsgarten is simply one of the most wondrous places I know. With a stately park that emulates my beloved English landscape so well and huge rhododendrons bushes submerging the gardens in pink and lilac blossoms each spring, I can’t think of any place that comes as close to my idea of countryside perfection and although I have visited countless times over the years already, I keep on coming back for more time and time again.

Thursday, June 2, 2016

The City Beyond The Alhambra: Granada, Spain

Since I am trying to keep my blog a little more up to date with my life these days, I’ve decided to only post about my trip to Spain last year sporadically whenever the inspiration hits and today I’m going to use this month’s travel link up prompt “Unexpected Places” as an excuse to skip ahead in the timeline and write about Granada. I hope you will enjoy this piece!

I’m sure I’m not the only person whose main reason for visiting the city of Granada in Andalusia was seeing the Alhambra. I had dreamt about walking through this majestic Moorish palace for years and in my mind the stories and legends surrounding this ancient fortress had taken form long before my trip to Spain was even thought of. As both a history nerd and an insufferable romantic, I knew that the Alhambra was one of those places that I just had to experience for myself one day – but now that I have been, I have also come to realize that a visit to the Alhambra isn’t quite complete without a visit to the city that it ruled for many, many centuries.
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