Friday, December 14, 2012

Flyday Fridays: Aljafería Palace


It´s Flyday Friday once again and as promised, here´s part 2 of my Zaragoza trip two weeks ago. Please be warned that I´m gonna drown you with architecture and design photos. ;)


This is the Aljafería Palace, a fortified medieval Islamic palace built on the second half of the 11 century by the Arab conquerors which later on became the residence of the Christian kings of the Kingdom of Aragon  just before Spain was unified as one country. Wow, that´s quite a lot of information in one sentence. ;)


Entrance door leading to the patio:


The palace reminded of the Alhambra in Granada which is another magnificent sight to see. As much as I love the simplicity of modern design, the mudejar style never fails to impress with it´s intricate and well scuptured design, vibrant colors and very high historic value. It really is an awespiring art which I don´t mind seeing over and over again.


What I Wore:

Another comfortable outfit for non-stop walking and climbing stairs. I tried breaking the monochromatic look with the chambray shirt and since I love color, added the multi-colored knitted scarf.


One of the beautifully decorated ceilings!


I think this is one of the most important doors( done in baroque style) of the palace because of the seal heald by the two scuptured lions which...


reminded me of my lion ring worn on the first day of the trip. ;)

ring- Bijou Brigitte
Another shot at the patio:


One last pose at the city´s official arts museum before I go:

coat- Lefties, pants- Mango, bag- Balenciaga(old)
I hope you´ve enjoyed a piece of Zaragoza just by looking at some of the photos!

Happy Friday and enjoy the weekend! :)



janettaylor said...

Definitely amazing architecture...thanks for sharing!

SunnyToast said...

Such a beautiful place..Zaragoza! I love the intricate and well scuptured designs!

LikeWhat YouWearing said...

The palace looks amazing looks very interesting architecture!
Love your bag!
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LikeWhat YouWearing said...

The palace looks amazing, very architectural.And love your bag, cute!

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Anmari ish said...

Amazing photos, love the very intricate details!

Danavee said...

I love YOUR scarf!!!!

Laura said...

Such a beautiful building!!! The architecture and details are so incredible. I also really like your outfit too classy, comfy and cute =)

Nikki said...

I love your outfit - it looks so cozy. And that lion ring is the bomb! super unique and cool!
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