Granada: the Magical Setting
This is a gorgeous souvenir plate from Spain that features a number of Granada attractions that almost look theatrical. They can also be described as painting-like, and seem more like windows into a series of fantastical realms. When admiring them one can't help but let his or her imagination run wild and make believe all kinds of scenarios and going-ons. That is an interesting thing about this particular plate; it looks like it belongs to an Indian prince who is served to be inspired.
A big part of what drives this is the usage of color and lovely contrast that is made between the man-made selects and those made by nature. Typically in this plate, the vegetation illustrated is darker than the buildings they enhance which demonstrates the difference between these two separate yet intertwined themes.
Granada: the Real City
It is no wonder that Granada looks green as it is located where three rivers meet: the Genil, the Beiro, and the Darro and by the Sierra Nevada mountains. Granada is internationally known for its Arabic heritage which is reflected in its architecture. The most emblematic building of the Arabic presence in the peninsula, The Alhambra, sits in Granada. A second building true to similar heritage is the Generalife which is a kind of palace that includes beautiful gardens and fountains. Both are Granada's main tourist attractions. It can be said that the Alhambra is more than a building, it is a city of its own. It includes several building, parks and fountains that will marvel the traveler. Some of its most beautiful sites include the Nazari palaces, the Emperor Rooms, the Patio de la Reja, the Tower of the Siete Suelos and the Palace of Carlos V. The Alhambra has influenced the art world in many ways. Some of the artworks inspired by this city include Manuel de Falla's Noches en los Jardines de Espana and Washington Irving's Cuentos de la Alhambra. This travel souvenir will bring great memories from Granada.