Photos of Patterns in the Alhambra

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The Alhambra has lots of patterns. The patters include examples of all 17 of the so-called “wallpaper groups,” all of the possible permutations one can make with a repeating pattern on a flat plane.


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Alhambra Pattern

Alhambra Pattern

What do all the Arabic writing and inscriptions mean?

What do all the Arabic writing and inscriptions mean?

Escher and the Alhambra

Escher and the Alhambra

Alhambra Pattern (4)

Alhambra Pattern (4)

Alhambra Pattern (5)

Alhambra Pattern (5)

Alhambra Pattern (6)

Alhambra Pattern (6)

Alhambra Pattern (7)

Alhambra Pattern (7)

Alhambra Pattern (3)

Alhambra Pattern (3)

Patterns in Courtyard of the Lions

Patterns in Courtyard of the Lions

Alhambra Pattern (8)

Alhambra Pattern (8)

Alhambra: translational symmetry

Alhambra: translational symmetry

interlocking

interlocking