At last we have had some proper rain and, this time of year, that means that there is snow on the Sierra Nevada. Sunshine today so off to Granada to see the fresh snow on the peaks of the Sierra Nevada. First stop La Calahorra.
The magical castle, Castillo de La Calahorra, was built, in the Italian Renaissance style, at the beginning of the 16th Century for the Marqués del Cenete. It is best captured in the morning when it and the Sierra Nevada are lit by the morning sun and cloud has yet to cover the peaks.
Instead of entering the city through the centre we diverted via El Fargue and parked at the top of Sacromonte taking a circular walk around the higher Albaicin and back through Sacromonte and on to a footpath over the hills. The autumn colours looking through Sacromonte up the valley of the Rio Darro were vivid in the brilliant morning light.
This is the view looking back at Granada, into the sunlight from the fields above Sacromonte. We love the colours of the backlit trees.
From the same fields, the view in the opposite direction, with the olives, woods and snow-capped mountains lit by the sun, is a contrast.
Another view of the Sierra Nevada. This time from El Fargue on the way back. Although only early afternoon, the shadows have lengthened, creating interesting patterns in the olive groves, and clouds have begun to build up on the Sierras.