Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Tuesday, March 20

The countryside in Spain is as picturesque as it comes!  Rolling hills are covered with Olive trees, Almond trees, and green pastures. Around Granada, the snow-topped mountains seem close at hand, just above the "pueblo blancos" (white villages).  The white caves, as they're often called, are nestled in the wooded hills, and are the remains of defensive structures used during the Moor Era. Additional rooms have been added to the caves to create white houses with red-tile roofs. The cobblestone and river rock streets and walkways add to the feel of the thirteenth century Al-Ahmar dynasty.

Deborah Lamm