In February 2019, I fly to Malaga to join Peter Hendrie and a group of keen photographers to visit Las Alpujarras, an area of Spain in the region of Andalucia, between Granada and the Mediterranean coast, on the south side of the Sierra Nevada. We stay in Orgiva and hunt around the area for the seasonal blossom on the almond trees and to visit a number of local villages. We also spend a day in Granada visiting the Alhambra.
At the Alhambra, our first stop is the Generalife, the summer palace and gardens of the Nasrid rulers of the emirate of Granada, built during the reigns of Muhammed II and III (1273 - 1309), Sultans of Granada. We also visit the Palacio de Carlos V, a Renaissance building located inside the Nasrid fortification of the Alhambra. It was procured from 1527 onwards by Charles V, the Holy Roman Emperor, who wished to establish his residence close to the Alhambra palaces, but it was never occupied and only finally roofed in 1957.