Visited the famous Mezquita in Cordoba. As described by Amps, it is truly a rare beauty. Seeing how the Islamic and Christian architectural influences somewhat still stand tall together should remind us that there is always a possibility of peace in the world. Make love not war. Or, let’s try with less war.
This cathedral/mosque dated back to the 7th century- can you imagine how long ago that was! Take your time and explore the outskirts of the Mezquita as well. You can find beautiful Islamic inscriptions on the stoned walls. My favourite has to be the horseshoe arches inside that fill up the entire Mezquita. And, don’t get me started on the marbled columns!
Oh, the people here are so friendly! I just find myself saying ‘Hola!’ to any random strangers and they ALWAYS reply with the biggest smile (or, I think it was!). Such a warm, fuzzy and everything good feeling. I love seeing old couples just sitting next to each other and smoking. Now, that’s living life to the fullest. Any day now… haha!
You should also explore the little streets near the Mezquita and get yourself lost. I did, unintentionally though – something about maps and I… we hate each other. Anyways, it was a lovely walk and I ended my day with a beautiful sunset.
I’m pretty beat and it’s only 10.22pm here! Signs of getting old. Next stop is Granada! Hope you had a great Thanksgiving with your loved ones wherever you may be!