Weekly Photo Challenge: Room

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The essence of “my room” is the vibration of the space we inhabit.

This is a room in the Nasrid Palace in The Alhambra fortress in Granada, Spain. The goal of my Spain vacation was to see Moorish architecture — like this room in this palace. I admire the way this architectural style brings the outside into the space, and includes an interior garden. The Alhambra is a UNESCO World Heritage site, and is the inspiration for other exaltations in art, like this music.

“In this week’s photo challenge, share your take on the idea of room — it could be an actual room in your house, a favorite gallery in your local museum, a cubicle at work. You could also take this challenge in a more abstract direction, and show us where you feel like you have room — or lack it.”

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26 Comments

  1. thanks for the like of my ‘room’ but look at yours!! I love all the variations on a theme; I learn something from every single one of them. Thanks so much for the visit. I am loving your photos….gorgeous, every one of them.

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    1. I’m crazy for my cats. You’re crazy for your cats. A room with a cat is a happy place! And yes, I’ve been scrolling through all the room WPC challenges — it shows how we all are so different, but we all can respond to all that’s different.

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  2. What a glorious room, all that light and texture – great choice for the WPC!

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    1. Thanks Eliza. Oh how I wold love to live in a space like this.

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  3. Utterly amazing…. all those intricate patterns and you did a wonderful job capturing the details! Fantastic.

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    1. Thank you Gunta. It is an extraordinarily beautiful space.

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  4. A beautiful choice captured perfectly!

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    1. Thank you Tina. It was the first image that came to mind when I read this week’s challenge.

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  5. This is very nice. Love the capture of the light coming through the window. Thanks for the visit and the like of my “Room” presentation.

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    1. Thank you RCC. As different as my room is from your room, they have something in common — they invite the viewer to be in the space and yet be aware of the world outside.

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  6. Fantastic detail and wonderful light and shadow! I could live there!

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    1. Thanks Susan. It creates a wonderful mood, doesn’t it?

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  7. So very beautiful!

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    1. It was wonderful to experience a space where every new room provokes delight.

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  8. The Alhambra truly is one of a kind. Well captured, MK. The details on the wall is whoa-some!

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    1. Whoa, Rommel, you make me blush! Or should I say you make the subject blush! Yes indeed, the Alhambra is all ooohs and aaahs.

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  9. What a lovely room, and your photo captures it beautifully!

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    1. Thanks so much. I was so fortunate to get to see & photograph it.

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  10. A great shot from a awesome room MK.

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    1. Thank you Sebastian!

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  11. Just beautiful, so many details in every corner!

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    1. I could have spent hours studying all the details in just this one room; and there were many more in the palace just as awesome. All the tiles are fabulous, and the intricate arabesque work is all repeated plaster molds.

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  12. interesting how pattern affects the perception of shape.

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    1. Yes, I normally think of a room being made intimate and personal by the choice of furniture & wall art. But here I feel intimacy is achieved by the pattern of light and the pattern upon the walls.

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  13. Beautiful… I’ve been there and I have a picture sitting on a chair just like the one displayed…

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    1. It’s a magical space, isn’t it! And those Savonarola chairs are so iconic.

      Thank you for your comment.

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