While the Mosque–Cathedral of Córdoba is famous for its intricate interior, with a Catholic Cathedral nested inside an old Islamic Mosque, the doors dotted around its outside walls harken back very clearly to the original owners of the building.
When we visited the Segovia Cathedral, we were lucky enough to to hear this gentleman practicing on the cathedral’s pipe organ. I’m not sure I would have the self-confidence to play an instrument that required me to practice in front of hundreds of tourists, but perhaps that’s why I’m not a professional musician!
The roof of the Sagrada Família glows gold in the evening light. I would go back to Barcelona just to spend time in this church, exploring it, admiring it, and photographing it, but most of all just to soak in its incredible sense of serenity.
The Courtyard of the Dolls (Patio de las Muñecas) is one of the smaller, more intimate courtyards in the Alcázar of Seville. Like much of the rest of the palace, it is covered with distinctive, highly ornate Mudéjar plaster decoration.
I thought I was coming to the end of my Flamenco series, but, looking back through the unedited set, I found a few ‘keepers’ I somehow missed on the first go through. This picture is one of them… goes to show that it is sometimes worth revisiting the archives!
Male Flamenco dancers might not wear skirts, but that doesn’t mean their swirling skills are any less impressive than the ladies.