I love a splashing fountain. However, as the guide explained such splashiness would have been too disturbing for the Emir to muse and meditate. So in the 10th century, he would have seen too it that there was a more controlled, serene flow, just enough to keep the mosquitos from laying eggs, but not so much as to ruin the reflective or sounds effects. I loved the fact that for the Moors water meant power and was the center of everything. They had Roman-style baths near the mosque. When Queen Isabelle finally pushed the Moors out in 1492, she had the baths destroyed, because for her and her contemporaries baths sucked the spirit out, and was considered unhealthy. Moreover, the baths were where the Moors might have conspired against her. But don't hold your nose. She had gallons of perfume at her disposal.
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