Mihrab de la Mezquita de Córdoba
Its present appearance comes from the X century, under the reign of Al-Hakam II. It is the first time the Mihrab is conceived as a little room and not as a mere niche indicating the Kaaba direction in Mecca.
It is covered by riche Byzantine mosaics sent to Cordoba by the emperor Constantino VII…May be you can appreciate better its beauty in the color version….
In answer to Sue Ellen´s «A Word A Week Challenge: Arch»
Me gusta mucho.
Muchas gracias Vera! 🙂 Buenas noches aquí en España!
siiiii … sogni d’ oro we say in Italy, sueños de oro …
ah,,,,mas fotos hermosas.!! me encanta mucho.!
Me alegro Rose!!! Córdoba es preciosa y la Mezquita es una maravilla, mezquita y Catedral a un tiempo..
Necesito que ir un dia..!!
Desde luego, si vas a Andalucía, no te puedes perder ni la Mezquita de Córdoba ni la Alhambra de Granada…
Que perfecto.! Gracias 🙂
Interesting and incredible details !
The whole history of the Mosque-Cathedral (was reconverted in Cathedral after the Reconquista in 1238) is super interesting…It is a World Heritage Site since 1984…
wow … I’ll take a quick look on its history … thanks for sharing !
Have to go to Cordoba!
It is so beautiful!!!! I was there this summer….40 degrees in August!!(our por Border Collies were…) It is full of art and life, small streets, «terracitas», good drink and good food!… May is a great time, because all the «patios» (patios full of flowers and with fountains) are open to public…
Fabulous take, Ilargia. I like it even better in B&W 🙂
I was not sure, because of that I posted the color shot as well…But I prefer in B&W because it suits with the age of the place! 🙂
They just don’t create masterpieces like this anymore.
It is true!!!! But before it was the way to show the World the political , economic or religious power…And artists devoted their whole lives to accomplish their duties…And, somehow, it is fascinant to admire the sensibility of these men, so far in time, but so close to our souls…
That is a glorious arch! Thank you for the post.
🙂 Glad you like it!!!
Beautiful photos!! 🙂 http://holley4734.wordpress.com/2013/09/19/photo-challenge-arches/