#65. Alhambra

Ok so I know I am totally going out-of-order with my blog posts on the AP Art History 250 (and I haven't written one in forever. Sorry!) but this blog post aligns with my summer Spain trip and my academic project for the NEH Summer Institute, A Reverence for Words. Connections to AP World History [...]

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The Diversity of the Islamic World

One of the major themes running through out summer NEH program was tracing the diversity within the Islamic World. We had a chance to look through a variety of art forms to really examine if the term "Islamic World" is even appropriate. For example, what does a Mongolian shepherd have in common with an oil [...]

Seville AirBnb Review

This was our last AirBnb for the trip and we stayed here for 3 nights. This AirBnb was a little outside the historic center but we quickly realized that it was only 15 minute walk or so to the cathedral. We cooked one night in this apartment (something I love AirBnb for!) and had a [...]

UNESCO: Alhambra, Generalife, & Albayzín, Granada

In 1238, Granada became the capital, or seat, of the Islamic caliphate on the Iberian Peninsula after the Christian conquest of Córdoba in 1031. Granada was eventually conquered in 1491 by Isabella and Ferdinand, effectually ending 700 years of Muslim rule on the peninsula. This one UNESCO site in Granada, Spain is really three different [...]

Granada AirBnb Review

This place was absolutely fantastic and huge for an European apartment. We had a long galley kitchen complete with a washing machine (yay for laundry!) and we had free parking garage spot during our stay. This AirBnb really took our breath away when we first walked in. Come and take a look! JMF