The Alhambra is a fortressed palace in southern Spain that dates back to the 9th century. At the time this area was ruled by the Moors and it wasn't until the late 15th century that it came under Catholic rule (see previous post on the Palace of Charles V HERE).
The Alhambra is really a warren of separate palaces built under different rulers all joined together on a hilltop as one fortress providing protection against invasion.
Patterns are found within patterns. The starshaped recess in the ceiling has each section broken into smaller and smaller ornate areas.
I love the wood ceiling below with the patterns incised and then inlaid with semi precious stones.
I hope you enjoyed this brief visit to the Alhambra! Many thanks as always to the world traveling Australian Neil