Sue Burke (mount_oregano) wrote,
Sue Burke
mount_oregano

The Córdoba mosque



A photo of me outside the Cathedral of the Assumption of the Virgin, formerly the Great Mosque of Córdoba, Spain. This doorway dates back to 987 A.D.

The extensive, beautiful arcades inside include a few columns from the Roman temple originally located on the site. It later held a Visigoth church before becoming a mosque, and finally, on orders of Emperor Carlos V, a cathedral. The Renaissance cathedral was sort of dropped into the middle of the mosque and looks seriously out of place.

The building is in the news:
http://gotmedieval.blogspot.com/2010/08/professor-newts-distorted-history.html

— Sue Burke

Tags: personal, political, spanish
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