journal indo-china 2008
Indo-China 2008 Travel Journal
Nov 16, 2010 Tue
Strategy for visiting Alhambra
There are four ticketed areas:
1) Alcazaba (around 45 mins)
2) NAZARIES palace (around 1 hr)
3) Generalife Garden (around 1.5 hr)
4) Palacio de Generalife (around 30 minutes)
Each area can only be visited once (except for Generalife Garden which you can enter after you exit from Nazaries Palace, so technically you can visit it twice)
For NAZARIES palace, it can only be entered within the specific time slot (any time during that 30 minutes period, but enter at least 5 minutes before expired time and you can stay until closing time)
Ticket is divided into morning and afternoon tickets
Morning ticket (8:00am? to 2:00pm)
Afternoon ticket (2:00pm to 6:00pm in winter)
For morning ticket, you can only enter ticketed area in morning, but you can stay within ticketed area until close, but you won't be able to enter ticketed area afterwards. Afternoon ticket can only be used after 2:00pm. If you have the afternoon ticket, be sure also arrive in the morning, visit all the free areas first before 2:00pm, it takes about 2hrs to visit all free areas.
Free area: All museums in Carlos V Palace (Special Exhibition - free, Alhambra Museum - Free, open until 1pm in winter, Bella Arte Museum-1.5�, open after 2:30pm in winter)
Santa Ana Church, Muslim Bath (Hamman), Monastery San francisco.
Buy ticket online, print ticket from La Caxia ATM machine (require your credit card). Online ticket cost 13�, Adhoc ticket is only 12�, but you have better choice online. General ticket already include the Generalife Garden, Do Not buy duplicate ( Generalife Garden ticket is cheaper but it does not include Nazaries palace)
Gate of Pomegranates, not Gate of Justice
Wrote the Tales of Alhambra
Puerta de la Justica
Or Tower of Homage?
Gate of wine
Has 3 museums
Bellas de Artes (open at 2pm in winter)
Art Exhibition (varies)
Museo of Alhambra (closed at 1pm in winter)
Henry Matisse Exhibition
... Matisse seems loosely related to Alhambra... they tried to fit the exhibition into Alhambra theme...
Free entry, no photo
9 to 2:00pm (winter)
where you can get the free map
until Emperor Charles transferred the bodies of his grandparents to the Royal Chapel in nov 10, 1521
Should have bought the 2:00pm one... now I just wasted half an hour of visit time
Each area can only be visited once... that makes the visit very difficult...to schedule
pre: cout of golden room
Next to Plaza Nueva
Good for its price...
If all he draw is this kind of stuff, he probably won't be very famous. Looking at his earlier works, he did have lots of normal paintings.
The expressionist paintings (if I can call it that) are... totally lack of content... perhaps if you just look at one painting, it doesn't mean much, like if you pick a single word from the Iliad, it means nothing, only in sentence, passages or pages... you see the meaning.... perhaps it is like that... or maybe the abstract stuff offer some meaning by itself? maybe...