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[Picture: The Alhambra]
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Image title: The Alhambra
Source: Singleton, Esther: “Turrets Towers and Temples” (1899)
Keywords: mosques, temples, interiors, arches, greyscale, wallpaper, backgrounds
Status: out of copyright (called public domain in the USA), hence royalty-free stock image for all purposes usage credit requested
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When you issue from these dark passages into this large space flooded with light, the effect is similar to that produced by a diorama. You can almost fancy that an enchanter’s wand has transported you to the Orient of four or five centuries ago. Time, which changes everything in its flight, has altered nothing here” (p. 309)

The chapter on the Alhambra, from which that excerpt was taken, was written by Théophile Gautier.

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Dimensions: 150 x 95mm (5.9 x 3.7 inches)
Place shown: Grenada, Spain
Filename: 310-The-Alhambra-q75-500x315.jpg
Scanner dpi: 1400
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