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.
The small, intricate dome above the Mihrab in the Cathedral-Mosque of Cordoba is stunning, although you have to lean up against the iron fence protecting the Mihrab from the hordes of tourists to see it properly. Worth a crick in the neck, I think!
Annnd, we’re back! Thanks to everyone who commented and emailed while I was away – it was much appreciated. The good news is that I have a whole lot of new pictures to share! I hope you all like pictures from Spain, since I think there’s going to be a few of them showing up here in the near future
The picture above is of the Cathedral-Mosque of Cordoba. Built on the site of a pagan temple, the Cathedral-Mosque (or Mosque-Cathedral, depending on your point of view) was first a Visigoth church, a Mosque, a bigger Mosque, an even bigger Mosque, and finally a Roman-Catholic Cathedral. The Cathedral-Mosque is famous for its stunning Moorish architecture, including its distinctive columns and double-arches, which are made of alternating brick and sandstone for both strength and earthquake-proof flexibility.