National Geographic : 1929 Mar
Photograph by Angel Rubio A GREAT AMERICAN AUTHOR IS MEMORIALIZED HERE Washington Irving, who was once American Minister to Spain, lived three months in Granada's great Moorish palace, gathering material for his popular book, "The Alhambra." To this day the people of the neigh borhood refer to him affectionately and familiarly as "Washington." Photograph by Dr. Gilbert Grosvenor THE HALL OT THE AMBASSADORS INALHAMBRA The throne of the Moorish kings and later ofFerdinand and Isabella stood on the spot which isroped off. Here Isabella isreputed tohave offered to pledge her jewelsfor Columbus when shesent him onhisfirst voyage to America. The ornamentation ofthe hall isvery rich and varied.