Laura in Spain
Laura is a sophomore majoring in political science and Spanish in Dedman College. In Spring 2009, she will be taking courses toward her Spanish major in Spain at the Fundacion Jose Ortega y Gasset, while being immersed in Spanish culture.
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The fruits of Granada
Granada was the last city occupied by Muslims and re-conquered by Isabel and Ferdinand, resulting in the home of their tombs.
We made a visit to the Capilla Real, which is their burial ground where a monument lays above their tombs. Most important, in remembrance of the great defeat, the Crown placed the symbol of a Granada at the bottom of the shield, which can be seen on Spain’s flag.
The place that made me fall in love with Muslim architecture was the Alhambra (left), which means palace. It had beautifully crafted gardens that made me feel like I was living in nature’s Eden.
We had a loooooong bus ride back to Madrid. After settling back into my Senora’s house I realized how comfortable I am getting here and how much I missed my new home.
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