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... mosque was extended four times.
The place is huge, reminding me, Roddy, of Hagia Sophia to a point. The original mosque used local materials [including the destroyed church]. Its columns are a hodgepodge: the bases and capitols of columns are different as are the building materials for columns.
In its day, the mosque built at Cordoba rivalled that of the great mosque in Damascus. Cordoba was the centre of Islam in the west.
1236 saw ...
... follow where the singer went with his chords. When the dancers performed, again the connection was evident. The dancers set the pace and rhythm with the tapping and stomping of their feet while the guitarist would follow suit. The other performers would provide additional percussion with their hands through clapping and slapping as well as stomping of their feet.
This was such a wonderful way to spend our Thanksgiving! Next stop....Granada!
... On the other side we found a big playground and Andrew stayed with the girls while my dad and I decided to check out the museum in the nearby Calahorra Tower. It was an interesting look at how the three major religions/cultures (Jews, Muslims, Christians) contributed to the history of Córdoba.
Many people visit Córdoba as a day trip from Seville. We spent two nights there and there was still a lot we didn’t see. We liked the town. It was cleaner ...
... paintings too. Following lunch, we walked more among the streets and made it to the cathedral( that used to be a meskit. ) First we went in the courtyard. It used to be full of palm trees but when the Christians took over, they changed them to orange trees. What a random thing. But inside the cathedral itself... wow. Inside this immense place if wonder you could loose yourself in amazement and awe.
In cordoba, and the south of Spain, the houses have these courtyards. Very ...
... A crowd gathered to witness the discussion. Much public humiliation and hilarity followed. We were indeed the new Griswalds.
Anyway, all ended happily with us being returned to the appointed place by three motorbike police escort and a consensus that the GPS is not omnipotent. Uas somewhat embarrassed but least no tattoos on the car.
Next Barcelona - after a bit more freeway conveyance and a change of mode to train.
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