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Alhambra 2016-10-05

Requested by cybrxkhan, the palace of Alhambra. Not an easy object to model because of it's sheer size so I picked two of the most famous parts and called it good; the Lion's Court and the reflection pool.

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"On a hill overlooking Granada, the Alhambra—a sprawling palace-citadel that comprised royal residential quarters, court complexes flanked by official chambers, a bath, and a mosque—was begun in the thirteenth century by Ibn al-Ahmar, founder of the Nasrid dynasty, and was continued by his successors in the fourteenth century. Its most celebrated portions—a series of courtyards surrounded by rooms—present a varied repetoire of Moorish arched, columnar, and domical forms. The romantic imagination of centuries of visitors has been captivated by the special combination of the slender columnar arcades, fountains, and light-reflecting water basins found in those courtyards—the Lion Court in particular; this combination is understood from inscriptions to be a physical realization of descriptions of Paradise in Islamic poetry."

— Marvin Trachtenberg and Isabelle Hyman. Architecture: from Prehistory to Post-Modernism. p219.

0.7 fscale on screenie and from the two shots you can see that the size even when put in for the Pyramids is an issue. But, it is a massive Wonder.

Thanks to winddelay for the texture and shadow.
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