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:: Saturday, 23 September 2006 ::

WOGFROG06 DAY 7 GRANADA

Got chauffered into Granada for a spot of lunch - carpaccio of cod and prawns followed by duck terrine salada with foie gras, and sangria to wash it all down. Not particularly Spanish but quite enjoyable nevertheless.

Caught a bit of the Alhambra from my dining table at lunch.

Apparently it's a nightmare getting tickets and you need to be organised and day-in-advance about it all. Another time maybe.

Granada cathedral but. I did queue for an up close and personal tour.

Man oh man. What a joint.

And what a bunch of gold.

A bit gauche, to my mind. And I am told Madrid is even crazier with the gold. That will be a must see for me on some future trip.

Included within the delights of the Cathedral are about 12 or so

large vellum volumes of really early music.
You can scrutinise the opened pages closely behind glass and they are simply wonderful. I remember learning about early notation - invented by an Italian, natch - on the teevee (never listen to anyone who tells you the teevee is the idiot box, they have not got a clue what they are talking about).

The whole Cathedral is delightful. Granada town is a bit of alright too, but like the bits of Spain I have passed through it is a town getting bigger and bigger with bucketloads of building going on outside everywhere. Makes it feel hot and bit grubby. But still lovely.

Headed back to Caplieira for a light dinner and cuddly sleep again, in pre for the next day's drive through all the las Alpujarras and then north.

Out doodles. Post later.
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