Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Fuente de los Leones

BrickSur was an exhibition by LEGO builders in Granada, Spain, earlier this month. Attendees were able to purchase a commemorative kit of the Fuente de los Leones, or Fount of the Lions, a Granada landmark. This fountain can be found in the palace of Muhammed V, built during the Nasrid dynasty, when Arab Muslims ruled the southern portion of modern day Spain. The courtyard of the palace is symbolically patterned after a Muslim view of paradise, with the four portions of the world watered by four rivers, flowing from the fountain. The fountain itself is an earlier work, perhaps from the home of an important Jewish official, and the twelve lions represent the twelve tribes of Israel.

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