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Córdoba. Mezquita

The work of building the resplendent Mezquita employed thousands of artisans and labourers, and such a vast undertaking led to the development of all the resources of the district. Hard stone and beautifully veined marble were quarried from the Sierra Morena and the surrounding regions of the city. Metals of various kinds were dug up from the soil, and factories sprang up in Córdoba amid the stir and bustle of an awakened industrial energy. A famous Syrian architect made the plans for the Mosque. Leaving his own house on the edge of Córdoba, the Emir came to reside in the city, so that he might personally superintend the operations and offer proposals for the improvement of the designs. Abd al-Rahman moved about among the workers, directing them for several hours of every day.The mosque underwent numerous subsequent changes: Abd al-Rahman II ordered a new minaret, while in 961 Al-Hakam II enlarged the building and enriched the Mihrab. The last of such reforms was carried out by Almanzor in 987. It was connected to the Caliph's palace by a raised walkway, mosques within the palaces being the tradition for previous Islamic rulers – as well as Christian Kings who built their palaces adjacent to churches. The Mezquita reached its current dimensions in 987 with the completion of the outer naves and courtyard.

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Sarah Rehfeldt05-May-2018 02:22
Very nice composition showing off the rich colors!
MarcViskens12-Apr-2018 20:34
very nice
George McCarten05-Apr-2018 12:12
Love this, of all the arch images here taken inside the Mezquita.
Julie Oldfield22-Mar-2018 03:09
Love this! V
François Fauchard20-Mar-2018 21:54
Excellent perspective on columns. V
Ceya20-Mar-2018 13:22
Stunning view!!! V
Gill Kopy20-Mar-2018 04:05
Great shot of this magnificent mosque V
bill friedlander19-Mar-2018 18:51
A spectacular architectural feat, your shot is terrific. V
Ika Zinka Eferl19-Mar-2018 18:41
A magnificent piece of architecture...great image! V
John Hamers19-Mar-2018 18:33
Another great capture of this amazing mosque interior, well chosen POV, Jose !V
Nirvan Hope19-Mar-2018 18:27
A fantastic shot of this incredible structure.
Don Mottershead19-Mar-2018 17:39
An amazing interior. Very nice composition. V
Nestor Derkach19-Mar-2018 16:35
Exceptional composition delivering perspective.
Your point of view was well chosen
Pierre19-Mar-2018 15:18
Un endroit formidable, un décor très impressionnant, un très beau rendu! V
danad19-Mar-2018 15:13
A wonderful place ! V.
Nick Paoni19-Mar-2018 14:15
Neat capture of these repeating lines and shapes.
Walter Otto Koenig19-Mar-2018 14:07
Very well composed from this vantage point to emphasize the number of columns and size of this space. "V"
Helen Betts19-Mar-2018 14:05
Great POV for this excellent capture, which reminds me of grand mosques on the Gulf region. V.
Frank Tran19-Mar-2018 13:28
Outstanding work! V+
Frank Tran19-Mar-2018 13:28
Outstanding work! V+
Neil Marcus19-Mar-2018 13:12
An outstanding shot of this unbelievable effort in design and construction so long ago. "V"
cobler19-Mar-2018 13:04
Beautiful composition, jose......V
peterjay4519-Mar-2018 11:30
Impressive architecture and history. Well shot.
laine19-Mar-2018 11:10
Thais is stunning...I love your POV, Jose. V
Yvonne19-Mar-2018 10:19
This is such a beautiful place...and is such a great shot Jose! v
Paco López19-Mar-2018 05:15
Es un bosque expectacular!! Gran pov, V!
Bryan Murahashi19-Mar-2018 04:47
An amazing scene. Nicely captured.
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