Last spring, I was fortunate to visit the awe-inspiring Alhambra, a palace and fortress complex in Granada, Spain.
It was Constructed during the mid 10th century by the Berber ruler, Badis ben Habus, and sits magnificently atop the hill of Assabica. Its terraces, courtyards, passages and other spaces are adorned by mesmerizingly intricate calligraphic patterns. An endless reproduction of undulating calligraphy and delicate arabesques represent the beauty of Paradise itself.
Gardens filled with roses, oranges and myrtles, and the sound of running water from countless fountains and cascades complete the experience and transport you to a far away and exotic time.