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The Alhambra

June 2, 2012

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It is said that after the last Moorish ruler, Boabdil, surrendered the keys to the Alhambra to Ferdinand and Isabella, as he and his train made their way to the south, he stopped on a hillside for one last look at the jewel of his lost kingdom -- at the place that is now called El Ultimo suspiro del Moro, the last sigh of the Moor -- and wept at his loss. His mother was unimpressed: "Do not weep like a woman for what you could not defend as a man!"