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Córdoba. Mezquita

Córdoba. Mezquita

The Mosque-Cathedral of Cordoba (World Heritage Site since 1984) is arguably the most significant monument in the whole of the western Moslem World and one of the most amazing buildings in the world in its own right. The complete evolution of the Omeyan style in Spain can be seen in its different sections, as well as the Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque styles of the Christian part.The site which the Mosque-Cathedral occupies has been used for the worship of different divinities since ancient times. Under the rule of the Visigoths, the Basilica of San Vicente occupied this very site, and later, after the Moslems bought part of the plot of land, a primitive Mosque was built. The basilica was rectangular in shape, and for a while was shared by Christians and Moslems. As the Moslem population increased, the ruler Abderraman I acquired the whole site and demolished the basilica to make way for the first Alhama (main) Mosque in the city. Some of the original building materials from the Visigothic basilica can still be seen in the first section of the Mosque built by Abderraman I.The great Mosque is made up of two distinct areas, the courtyard or sahn, with its porticos (the only part built by Abd al- Rahman III), where the minaret stands - nowadays, encased in the Renaissance tower - and the prayer hall, or haram. The area inside is made up of a forest of columns with a harmonious colour scheme of red and white arches. The five separate areas of the Mosque correspond to each of the five extensions carried out.

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Dick Dionne01-Sep-2018 01:55
Great composition, super DOF! V
Dave Berry23-May-2018 19:25
Stunning interior architecture. That's a beautiful capture. BV
Larry Umthun18-May-2018 21:27
What a fantastic image!
Julie Queybronac (Bryline)15-May-2018 07:27
Superb perspective for this architecture ! V
barbarajoy10-May-2018 08:41
Perfect perspective of this superb building. V
Jola Dziubinska09-May-2018 19:37
Absolutely amazing architecture. V.
Pieter Bos07-May-2018 20:18
Great architecture. Very well captured, Jose. ~V
Patricia Kay30-Apr-2018 19:19
Fabulous capture,beautiful image Jose...BV
Hennie & Lies Lammers30-Apr-2018 19:18
Beautiful architecture,José! Seems to me an amazing place to visit!
Jean D30-Apr-2018 00:38
Splendid capture of this fascinating architectural design, Jose. ~V
Marcia Colelli29-Apr-2018 10:21
Wow, wonderful perspective of this stunning architectural design. V
Zeeby21-Apr-2018 06:22
Wonderful shot! V
poochdad13-Apr-2018 18:42
What an amazing building. Must have been fun to explore.
Claude Gagnon01-Apr-2018 13:04
Wonderful :)) V
cmarsh30-Mar-2018 04:24
Well seen and very well shot. V
meekam tam29-Mar-2018 11:40
Beautiful architecture,José! V
Very detail description too.
Cemil Gursen26-Mar-2018 05:41
Such a beautiful shot !
Guy Dube25-Mar-2018 02:17
A very nice picture Jose, impressive perspective! V
Marwan Habib20-Mar-2018 20:48
One of Cordoba's monuments I liked very much to visit.
I hope to go there again in the near future.
Nice image.
mario .n16-Mar-2018 21:05
Un lugar de toda belleza , muy buena fotografia !
victorswan11-Mar-2018 19:53
what a powerful complex with that large number of great columns lovely details and light great work BV
Ton T.11-Mar-2018 09:39
So impressive!! V
Julie Oldfield10-Mar-2018 16:57
Outstanding capture! I like the man walking into the scene. V
Fabienne09-Mar-2018 22:30
la composition est formidable et offre une belle vue d’ensemble sur cette splendide construction.
Anna & Christian RECK09-Mar-2018 13:06
Lovely and colorful picture with an elegant perspective! Well seen, José! BV. Anna
barbarajoy09-Mar-2018 11:26
Wonderful balanced composition of this striking interior. Interesting information too! V
fotabug09-Mar-2018 05:34
It would be a most interesting walk through this structure! Fine picture and history.
William Barletta09-Mar-2018 03:49
it is magical ~V~
Dennis Hoyne09-Mar-2018 03:12
Beautiful architecture with a very interesting history. V
Buz Kiefer08-Mar-2018 21:56
Magnificent. V
laine08-Mar-2018 19:46
A magnificent piece of architecture..
Lamar Nix08-Mar-2018 19:31
Your image captures well the significance and majesty of this holy place! V
janescottcumming08-Mar-2018 17:36
Wow, what an amazing place! V
Richard Glenn08-Mar-2018 17:26
Beautiful colors and arches. Great perspective. V
Martin Lamoon08-Mar-2018 17:05
Fantastic perspective, great picture Jose.
Nirvan Hope08-Mar-2018 17:04
Fantastic! Amazing shot. Love that you captured the one person walking.
Jeff Real08-Mar-2018 16:48
This is just the most amazing photograph.
My eye is having a wonderful time looking around!
Ika Zinka Eferl08-Mar-2018 16:45
The colors and compo are perfect , spectacular work. V
John Reynolds LRPS08-Mar-2018 16:43
Great use of the pattern provided by the arches. V.
Tom LeRoy08-Mar-2018 16:00
Great capture of the numerous columns and arches. Fascinating to learn about this World Heritage Mosque-Cathedral of Cordoba! V
Jim Coffman08-Mar-2018 15:50
Wow, what an amazing image! Very nicely captured...
Nestor Derkach08-Mar-2018 15:38
This is an amazing composition it is beautiful.
Nice perspective and exposure engineered nicely with
your use of ISO.
Great information you should be employed by a News Paper company.
Neil Marcus08-Mar-2018 15:35
A fascinating architecture I like the person for interest and scale. "V"
danad08-Mar-2018 15:30
Superb light and perspective ; beautiful place - of course ! V.
Frank Tran08-Mar-2018 14:44
Beautiful interior shot. Great DOF. V+
Walter Otto Koenig08-Mar-2018 14:37
Very nice perspective from this well chosen vantage point. "V"
Nick Paoni08-Mar-2018 14:24
Just love the repeating patterns.
Pierre08-Mar-2018 13:49
Un intérieur magnifique et tout simplement impressionnant, une très belle photo! V
Fong Lam08-Mar-2018 12:29
Great shot of this interesting place with excellent perspective and light ....V
Juliette08-Mar-2018 10:57
beautiful ! V
Yvonne08-Mar-2018 10:31
Quite an amazing site and pov and very interesting history.. v
Chris Morton08-Mar-2018 08:25
wonderful perspectives of this famous complex
Tom Munson08-Mar-2018 05:46
Fantastic capture, Jose.
Bryan Murahashi08-Mar-2018 05:32
Beautiful patterned archways.
Helen Betts08-Mar-2018 05:03
Great perspective for this striking capture. V.
Paco López08-Mar-2018 04:48
Siempre me ha parecido una maravilla y esta foto le hace justicia! V!
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