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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Detail, Cordoba cathedral
Glimpse towards the catholic apse, Cordoba cathedral
Next we went to Torremolinos on the Costa del Sol, although it was not very sunny the first day. It is a popular seaside resort, but in September it is not very busy. We went on to Granada, which has a number of gypsies. They live in an area on the side of a hill where they used to actually occupy caves. But the pride of Granada is the Alhambra, up on a hill overlooking the city. It has wonderful gardens, fountains, and intricately decorated rooms.
One of the buildings, seen from the gardens
Some of the famous fountains
A courtyard entrance
Wall detail, the Alhambra
Harem windows, the Alhambra
I could not stop taking pictures there: the roses, the views, the delicate columns. Truly an enchanted spot.
I guess I should have at least one more entry, to do justice to the very modern buildings of Valencia and the old stones of Segovia.