This is a primarily a picture post that may make you wonder why our ceilings are so plain – is it expedience and cost or are there other reasons.
No two ceilings in the hundreds of rooms in the Real Alcazar seemed the same. The elaborate wooden ceilings seem deep with structures. Some are painted one colour and others have the patterns picked out in elaborate detail. These are either three dimensional carved or structured creations. A selection of the many I photographed are presented below.
I hope all that ‘looking up’ hasn’t hurt your eyes! The oldest ceiling in the Royal Palace complex is the following:You can now lower your eyes from the ceiling. Wooden doors and window shutters were also subjected to creative carvings.