By: Zhang Wenjie
Jan 07 2012
Tags: Alhambra, arabesque, architecture, Granada, monument, moorish, photoblog, photography, spain, window
Another ornately-carved wall that looks downright stunning while framing two windows with a star and circle motif. The calligraphy and arabesques can be seen in greater detail in this one.
Today we have power tools to do this. How did they achieve this with chisels? Esp ancient Egypt who was using copper not iron/steel to work the stone.
Now that you mention it, I wonder if these have been “restored” to their current state… They definitely have the means, with the receipts from tourism.
I just can’t get over the details on the carving. It weirdly reminds me of the “Peel Art” cafe in Kanazawa where the owner carves intricate designs into orange peels, etc.
Did a quick search.. the peel art looks lovely.
I wonder how they are preserved though…
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