The Alhambra . '"The Red One"') is a palace and fortress complex located in Granada, Andalusia, Spain. It was originally constructed as a small fortress in AD 889 on the remains of Roman fortifications, and then largely ignored until its ruins were renovated and rebuilt in the mid-13th century by the Nasrid emir Mohammed ben Al-Ahmar of the Emirate of Granada, who built its current palace and walls with many beautiful, intricate details. It was converted into a royal palace in 1333 by Yusuf I, Sultan of Granada.After the conclusion of the Christian Reconquista in 1492, the site became the Royal Court of Ferdinand and Isabella (where Christopher Columbus received royal endorsement for his expedition), and the palaces were partially altered in the Renaissance style. In 1526 Charles I & V commissioned a new Renaissance palace better befitting the Holy Roman Emperor in the revolutionary Mannerist style influenced by humanist philosophy in direct juxtaposition with the Nasrid Andalusian architecture, but it was ultimately never completed due to Morisco rebellions in Granada.A wonderful place to visit#architecture#spain#history#style#design#pattern#elegant#beautiful#ınstagood#love
The Tillamook Rock Lighthouse and the Yaquina Bay Lighthouse are the only two extant lighthouses in Oregon designed with the keepers’ quarters and tower combined (This does not include Cleft on the Rock Lighthouse, which is a privately owned lighthouse built in 1976 by James Gibbs).
These two lighthouses were constructed during the Railroad and Industrial Growth Period. Most freestanding lighthouse towers have a simpler utilitarian structure, modest in their detailing; but these two lighthouses, since attached to keepers’ dwellings, had towers that were a little more stylistic in detail. The building was constructed with a touch of Italianate style such as the rock- faced quoins, and the windows and doors have arched heads.
The extremely exposed location of the Tillamook Rock Lighthouse demanded solidity and endurance of its building materials. It is the only lighthouse tower in Oregon constructed of stone masonry. The massive basalt walls are lined in the interior with brick for additional strength. The basalt was quarried from Mt. Tabor in Portland and shipped to Tillamook Rock.
Since being turned in a Columbarium in 1980, the windows have been closed by a mason, the roof was replaced, and all of the glass from the lantern room was replaced by steel plates. Tilly has taken quite a beating since 1980, but we know that the owner would like to begin renovations as soon as possible. #uslhs#lighthouse#lighthouses#oregoncoast#seasideoregon#oregon#oregonhistory#tillamookrocklighthouse#cannonbeachoregon#cannonbeachpnw#pnwlife#pnwonderland#history#maritimehistory#oregonexplored#traveloregon