Alhambra is said to come from the Arabic Calat-Al-Hama, which means "The Red Castle", so I took this after dark and presented it to you as a duotone to prevent you from appreciating its honey coloured stone.
In 1236 Christians capured Cordoba, and the Moors regrouped in Granada. As the town grew in wealth its rulers built this magnificant castle across the river from their proud city.
Cream Me discussion resulted in a 10-2 vote.
I'd like to inform anyone who wants to steal this image for a CD cover that they might wish to let me know first.