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Córdoba. La Mezquita
05-MAR-2018

Córdoba. La 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.

Canon EOS 70D
1/40s f/5.6 at 17.0mm iso12800 full exif

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Marwan Habib26-Apr-2018 19:49
I never get tired of looking at the details of the Mezquita.
Julie Oldfield25-Mar-2018 01:49
A very amazing POV. V
Frank Tran23-Mar-2018 23:47
Excellent POV and DOF. V+
Lamar Nix23-Mar-2018 23:15
Beautiful architecture! V
Tom Munson23-Mar-2018 17:39
Beautiful capture, Jose.
marie-jose wolff23-Mar-2018 16:42
what a wonderful perspective through these arches! V
Richard Glenn23-Mar-2018 16:10
A colorful, well composed shot of these interesting arches. V
Carter Creek23-Mar-2018 15:47
Wha an amazing interior. Well done. v
Buz Kiefer23-Mar-2018 15:40
Gorgeous interior photo. V
Ika Zinka Eferl23-Mar-2018 15:27
Fantastic perspective, great picture Jose. V
Nestor Derkach23-Mar-2018 14:38
A grand view you have delivered in this great photograph.
Lovely designs and you capture perspective nicely.
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Nick Paoni23-Mar-2018 14:36
Great tunnel effect with those repeating shapes.
Walter Otto Koenig23-Mar-2018 13:48
Very nice perspective with these repeating patterns. "V"
Jim Coffman23-Mar-2018 13:48
A very well composed and very interesting capture, Jose..
janescottcumming23-Mar-2018 13:29
Great view.
Helen Betts23-Mar-2018 12:56
I like the repeating forms as well as a view straight to a window. V.
Fong Lam23-Mar-2018 12:30
Remarkable composition of this beautiful interior...excellent perspective and depth...V
Yvonne23-Mar-2018 10:15
Absolutely superb! v
Paco López23-Mar-2018 07:22
Bellísima! V!
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