221- There are more than a hundred of these elegant columns that support the porticoes in the Court of the Lions in the Alhambra. In the words of Robert Irwin, in the Court of the Lions "one has a sense of architecture descending from heaven rather than resting upon the earth on which it was built." [Robert Irwin, The Alhambra (London: Profile Books, 2004) 49.] For an account of the Court of the Lions, see B49. 210. For a general account of the Alhambra, please see slide B49.185.