Mirador San Nicolas
AOKs: Human Sciences, Natural Sciences
Real Life Situation
Mirador San Nicolas has arguably one of the best panoramic views of the Alhambra in the city. This elevated viewpoint is a bit of a climb through narrow and steep streets, but many tourists make it up here to enjoy the view, sunset and a coffee.
Bill Clinton, President of the USA from 1993 to 2001, went to university briefly in Granada and cited this place as having his most magical memories. When he returned to Granada during his office as president, he brought his whole family (and countless support and security staff) to the mirador to relive the experience.
First Order Questions:
How old is this mirador and what is its original purpose?
Who was San Nicolas and why is this location named after him?
Why does the sky change colour as the sun goes down?
Second Order Questions:
What makes a 'great view'? Are some views universally beautiful?
Is it possible to relieve an experience?
How do memories change with time?
Is seeing with one's own eyes better than looking at a picture? If so, why?