::We started out at the Cathedral of the Incarnation -- lovingly built atop the ruins of a Moorish mosque
::Right off of the square there is the site of the old Silk market,the Alcaiceria, that is filled with souvenir shops now
::The market opened up to a big square with dancers, bubble blowers, beggars, and even Mickey Mouse. Matthew bought a sandwich for one of the men begging, but then was harassed by the others for not bringing them a sandwich.
::We had lunch at a lovely little pasta shop -- this lighted stairway was the grandest route to a bathroom we've ever seen
::How do you demolish a building that is attached to other buildings on three sides??? Very carefully, I guess.
::Next, we made our way to a neighborhood called Albayzin, that is filled with winding little paths from its medieval past. At this point, we were regretting not buying a bus pass for the day, but it was too late to turn back now...
::We were able to tour an old house that we happened upon accidentally -- and it was free!
::More walking... had to take a little break halfway up the long long staircase
::The day had begun with a chill, but after tromping around the hills, we all warmed up
::Can you tell Archie likes to pose? He would've made a great model!
::We stopped in front of this church to listen to this band which consisted of: 1 didgeridoo, 1 violin, 1 banjo, 3 buckets (+1 for sitting upon), and about 8 frying pans. They were so so good! And the boys were fascinated. Now we know we never have to invest in an expensive drum kit -- buckets are the only requirement!
::Our view during the concert was the Alhambra looming above us
::By this point everyone was completely, completely exhausted so Matthew and I ran back to the car park and left the children in a plaza watching street performers. We just thought we'd be able to drive right back and get them -- hahahahahahaha, hmmm. Nothing is that easy and we must've looked quite bewildered because someone on a motorcycle offered to help us, led us on a crazy zig zag through back alleys (Were we going to pick up our kids or be murdered? Only time would tell...), and then demanded 10 euros. I guess it was worth it.
::The Plaza Nueva, where the kids waited and were entertained/maligned by the locals
::We then made our way out of town, through the Sierra Nevadas
I didn't know we'd love Granada so much, but we're definitely fans now!