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慡evilla - Dome of the Sal髇 de Embajadores


And now we go to one of the artistic wonders of Sevilla: the Real Alc醶ar.

Originally a castle of the Moorish rulers stood on this place.
After the capture of Sevilla, the Spanish Christian kings took up residence here.
Pedro el Cruel decided in the mid-14th century to have a royal residence built for his beloved Mar韆 de Padilla.
No expense or effort was spared. He had Moorish master builders and craftsmen come from Toledo and Granada to build part of the palace.
The Catholic Monarchs changed some rooms and under Carlos V new additions were added.

The palace was built in the so-called mud閖ar style that became fashionable after the reconquest of Spain from the Moors.
This style was strongly influenced by Arab architecture.
In the Alc醶ar you have the feeling of standing in an Arab palace. Not surprising, the builders were Moors.

My main photo shows the dome ceiling in the Sal髇 de Embajadores (the hall of the ambassadors).
In the WS details of another ceiling in the Alc醶ar and a view of horseshoe arches.
The horseshoe arch, also called keyhole arch or Moorish arch is the most characteristic arch of Moorish architecture.

Parts of the film Lawrence of Arabia (from 1962) were shot in the Alc醶ar. Others parts in other places in Sevilla (Casa de Pilatos and the Plaza de Espa馻). The desert scenes were shot in Jordan and Morocco.

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  • Copyright: Paul VDV (PaulVDV) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7017 W: 24 N: 16411] (64226)
  • Genre: 风景
  • Medium: 彩色
  • Date Taken: 2022-06-02
  • Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
  • Date Submitted: 2022-07-17 7:52
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