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Sunday, November 06, 2011

France/Spain 2011 - Day 7, Part 3 - Zaragoza: Aljafería Palace

"What a pity, when Christopher Colombus discovered America, that he ever mentioned it." - Margot Asquith

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France/Spain 2011
Day 7 - 23rd March - Zaragoza: Aljafería Palace
(Part 3)

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"Paradise on Earth: The Golden Room"

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Brackets

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Decorative panel and arch fragments

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Heraldic devices

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Detail of one

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Detail of another

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Sheath of arrows: Device of Isabella I of Castille

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Blazon of the Catholic Kings

Then there was a room from which we could view the roof beams of the hall below (on which were painted the heraldic devices previously displayed). At this point I discovered that my camera had no Manual Focus.

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Beams
You will notice a lot of duplicates in this day's pictures, but I've already deleted a few

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"Balcony of the Shields". This was presumably the room I was looking at the devices on the beams from.

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Model of the Palace

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I then got into the hall

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This photo is orphaned. Or there wasn't a plaque in the room.

For some reason only the ceilings were conserved in most of the rooms.

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Room of Pedro IV

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Portal

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Throne Room

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Room of St Isabella

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Boards of Lost Steps (?)

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Gallery

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Staircase (roof of)

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Staircase

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Palace from outside

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Calle Predicadores
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