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Córdoba. Mezquita
05-MAR-2018

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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M. G. Francis29-May-2018 10:23
Love the symmetry!
cmarsh30-Mar-2018 04:30
Superb POV - well shot!
Lamar Nix20-Mar-2018 00:58
A very rich colonnade and archway through this magnificent cathedral! Excellently seen and shot! V
Julie Oldfield18-Mar-2018 02:36
Superbly done. V
Dennis Hoyne14-Mar-2018 02:21
Fantastic architecture with such an interesting history, beautifully photographed. V
Dan Greenberg13-Mar-2018 22:06
What a view! And you did such an admirable job capturing it and keeping all the verticals straight. ~BV~
Buz Kiefer13-Mar-2018 22:03
Bravo. Excellent composition and beautiful lighting. Vote
Ton T.13-Mar-2018 20:42
Beautiful POV and a beautiful depth! A fascinating interior V
Don Mottershead13-Mar-2018 19:30
Love the precise composition. V
Kim13-Mar-2018 18:46
Superb perspective shot Jose! V
Nirvan Hope13-Mar-2018 18:28
A fantastic view of this incredible architecture.
Tom Beech13-Mar-2018 18:10
As you say, one of the most amazing buildings in the world, well taken.
janescottcumming13-Mar-2018 16:52
Really an amazing place. V
Jim Coffman13-Mar-2018 16:48
Wow, this is fantastic!
Fong Lam13-Mar-2018 16:35
Marvelous perspective and depth in this well exposed interior shot...V
Jeff Real13-Mar-2018 16:16
Such excellence of composition
V
Tom Munson13-Mar-2018 16:11
I like your POV on this wonderful capture, Jose.
Hank Vander Velde13-Mar-2018 15:42
Excellent shot with good depth Jose.
Frank Tran13-Mar-2018 15:27
Superb shot. V+
Walter Otto Koenig13-Mar-2018 14:22
Wonderful perspective. Very nice exposure. "V"
marie-jose wolff13-Mar-2018 13:48
very impressive, superb perspective! V
Helen Betts13-Mar-2018 13:40
Beautiful capture of this impressive place, very reminiscent of grand mosques in the Middle East. V.
Neil Marcus13-Mar-2018 12:31
Perspective, quality and detail throughout. Excellent work, Jose. "VV"
Stephanie13-Mar-2018 12:13
Superb symmetrical capture of the mosque-cathedral. Dan & I were there many, many years ago. V
Yvonne13-Mar-2018 10:36
Awesome image Jose! v
danad13-Mar-2018 09:25
Super perspective, framing and light ! This place is really beautiful. V.
Ton, Ben & Rob Nagtegaal13-Mar-2018 07:09
This is fantastic, love the POV. V
Zoltán Balogh13-Mar-2018 06:02
Wow, beautiful interior. V
Paco López13-Mar-2018 05:09
Es una maravilla y la foto le hace justicia! V!
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