Plant-filled patios are common along the Callejon del Agua, an alley running alongside the walls of Seville´s Alcazar Palace. The American diplomat Washington Irving once stayed in this particular casa. Irving wrote Tales of the Alhambra in 1832, about his time in Granada. I shot this photo Tuesday evening when the gardener had the gate open. He said it was fine to take a photo. But the owner of the casa walked into the patio and frowned when she saw me.