October 12th, 2009

drinking bird

Spain

Seville was a bit of a surprise to me, because it looked so modern. Yes, there is an important bullfight arena, and the steeple of the cathedral is really the minaret of the ancient mosque, but otherwise it is like any European busy city.

However, Cordoba remains picturesque, even if unfortunately many of the cool, flowered patios are now souvenir shops. I love the cathedral, really a huge mosque, in the middle of which was built a catholic church. A forest of pillars...


Partial view of the interior, Cordoba cathedral


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