Last year I visited the wonderful Alcazaba of Málaga; ‘alcazaba’ meaning fortress or citadel. It is a marvellous place to visit, impressive architectural forms around every corner, and beautiful views framed by graceful arches. It is the best preserved citadel of its kind in Spain, built in the early 11th century. Here is a line drawing study of a gate in one of the walls.
(© Catherine Cronin)