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Rated: E · Short Story · History · #2289154
Story about Alhambra
The young artist, Fatima, sat in the bustling market square of Granada, surrounded by the vibrant colors and sounds of the city. She was sketching the intricate tilework of the nearby Nasrid palace, the Alhambra, which loomed above her.

Fatima had always been fascinated by the Nasrid dynasty and its architectural achievements. She had grown up hearing stories of the stunning palaces and gardens that dotted the city, and she was determined to become an architect herself one day.

As she worked on her sketch, she overheard a conversation between two merchants. They were discussing the recent news that the kingdom of Granada was in danger of falling to the Christian kingdoms of the north. Fatima's heart sank as she thought of the beautiful Nasrid palaces being destroyed and the rich culture of her people being erased.

Determined to do something to help, Fatima put down her sketchbook and made her way to the palace. She requested an audience with the sultan and was granted one.

Once in the palace, she presented her idea to the sultan: To use her skills as an artist to create detailed blueprints and renderings of the palace and its gardens, so that even if the physical structures were destroyed, their memory and legacy would live on. The sultan was impressed with Fatima's passion and determination and gave her the resources she needed to begin her project.

Fatima spent the next several months working tirelessly on her blueprints, capturing every intricate detail of the palace and its grounds. And when the kingdom of Granada did fall, her blueprints and renderings were preserved, ensuring that the legacy of the Nasrid dynasty and their architectural achievements would live on for generations to come.
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