Cordoba, Spain

So it’s been a while since we left off from Toledo and Madrid. After two nights in the bustling city of Madrid, we took a train from Madrid to the town of Cordoba.

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It was about a two hour train ride. Since I had a fair share of forewarnings from family and friends about hearing of pick pocketing cases, particularly while travelling on trains, I sure had my eyes open! My dad told me once that one of his friends had his camera stolen on the train in Europe.. Devastated would be an understatement if I lost my beloved Samsung camera..

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Anyhow, Cordoba is a beautiful city with a mixture of Roman and Islamic architecture.

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During our time in Cordoba, we set foot in one of the most magnificent mosques (well.. apart from Hagia Sophia in Istanbul): The mosque-cathedral of Cordoba (Also known as Mezquita de Cordoba)

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I’d also like to remind you how pretty courtyards are! The courtyards at the mosques (or previously mosques, turned into cathedrals) are iconic features. I love the serenity and peacefulness of walking around these courtyards with beautiful trees planted in an orderly fashion.

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This olive tree is a few centuries old (from what I can remember)

 

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The mosque-cathedral of Cordoba was my favourite mosque-cathedral that we visited throughout our trip in Spain.The long lengths and wide widths of the historic site gives a really spacious feeling.

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I loved the details of the pillars and ceilings.

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I have been exposed to historical sites in Europe that are a few centuries old since the age of 13, and to this day, I still cannot fathom how people have designed such intricate, embellished, delicate patterns  and frameworks. I guess they really are that impressive because they are reflective of power back then.

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Love capturing that little bit of sunlight coming through

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I mean… Look at the size of this organ!

Next: The lovely Alhambra palace of the incredibly cold Granada

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