Distinguised Moorish women, Algiers, Algeria, c. 1988.
Spanish Spiral: 5/13 - Cordoba
This ancient capital of Muslim Spain contains the amazing Mezquita Cathedral. Unlike most other mosques that were converted to churches after conquest, the Cordoba cathedral kept the mosque hardly changed physically; the interior is a forest of lollipop striped arches on columns.
The structure also encloses a huge courtyard: the Patio de Narajas (Court of the Oranges), which is filled with oranges trees. And filled with everybody else too - it is just one of those great spaces where Spaniards love to congregate and enjoy life together.
Unknown, Aerial view (left) and plan (right) of the Great Mosque, ca. 836-875, Architecture, Tunisia, Early Islamic Period ›
The Great Mosque of Kairounan is an architectural masterpiece in itself. Rebuilt in the 9th Century, it has gone through many but small changes. It is in the shape of a quadrilateral that is 135m by 80 m and displays mostly Islamic structures however there are a few Roman elements present.
#granada from the top #view #birdseyeview #spain #alhambra #españa #city (at Palacios Nazaríes)
Alahambra (by hala moodie)
Hall of the Two Sisters, Alhambra
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