A Word a Week Challenge: Arches – Spain and Morocco

Sue’s challenge this week is to post photos of arches which we have admired enough to capture on camera. Here are some of mine.

There are many arches at the Alhambra Palace in Granada.


Here is a very leafy one in the lovely gardens there.

Look at the intricate workmanship surrounding this beautiful arch.


Taking a furtive peep through a doorway in Morocco, this is what I saw.


They really do have the best arches in Spain and Morocco.


The Mosque–Cathedral of Córdoba, has the most stunning arches I’ve ever seen. The red and white double arches consisting of a lower horseshoe arch and an upper semi-circular arch, rest on 856 columns, which were crafted from jasper, onyx, marble and granite.


Of course we can’t think of Spanish architecture without mentioning Antonio Gaudi. A giant mirror cleverly reflects this arch on the roof of the Casa Mila in Barcelona.


I hope you’ve enjoyed my selection of arches for Sue’s theme. To see more bloggers’ pics, just click here.