Casa de los Naranjos
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... makeover. Apparently the new tenants were so awed by its beauty they decided to leave much of it as it is. Farther inside, though, the arches and ceiling are all painted over with Christian imagery, giving a weird, fusion feel to it. One painting that catches my attention, is a rather arrogant one of a kneeling Muslim sultan handing the key of the city to a proud Spanish king. However, nearby, you can still clearly see the spot where the Imame would stand to lead ...
... arches that seem to go on and on. In the centre one of the conquering Christian kings tore down some of the structure to build a cathedral right in the centre of the building. However, apparently he lived to have regretted it, as he is supposed to have said " we destroyed something extraordinary to build the ordinary" - likely just a legend, though! Then a trip for the ...
... mosque if it were still functioning as such.
I’m somewhat lost on the statistics in terms of number of
arches and naves and area covered, but anyway, the Mezquita of Cordoba is
stunning and is considered the greatest remaining monument of Al-Andalus (the
Moorish era) in Spain. The Mezquita is impressive for its physical size and
great acreage under one roof. As an engineering feat, though, I suspect it
doesn’t quite compare with the great ...
As I get further away from my experience growing up in Las Vegas, a lot of the details seem to be fading. However, there are some unique things about Las Vegas and Northern New Mexico that are embedded and hard to forget. They range from the engrained draw of roasted piñon nuts, to more complex mannerisms like the slight head check when acknowledging the presence of a
friend or not friend, or the use of the word orale. Regardless, there are a ...
... patios for people to eat drink and be merry. Looked like fun but there were lines coming out of every door and since we didn't have tickets we kept on walking.Next stop was to walk by the Alcazar. Since we had seen our fair share of forts and castles we decided to just look at the outside of this one. It wasn't the most impressive one we had seen but that was alright. It had a nice garden area next to it with benches so we ate out ...