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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.

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The first mosque by Abd Rahman I. Over the years, expansion to the mosque was made.

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!

The Mihrab which is pointing to the direction of Ka'abah in Mecca.

The Mihrab which is pointing to the direction of Ka’abah in Mecca.

The High Altar (2 floors).

The High Altar (2 floors).

Can you see both the Islamic and Christian architectural designs standing right beside each other?

Can you see both the Islamic and Christian architectural designs standing right beside each other?

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The bell tower which was formerly the minaret. Photo taken from the orange courtyard.

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Right by the roadside… only in Spain.

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.

When you travel alone, you better hope there's somewhere you can place the camera for the timer to work or ask help from hoomans who don't know your angles. #struggleisreal

When you travel alone, you better hope there’s somewhere you can place the camera for the timer to work or ask help from hoomans who don’t know your angles. #struggleisreal

That's the bell tower and the gorgeous sunset. Perfect wrap up!

That’s the bell tower and the gorgeous sunset. Perfect wrap up!

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!

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  • Reply Amparo Betancourt

    Beatiful pics fathy and yeah, muslims and christians coming together, very special place!!! You also managed to find a place called 'the black cat' …always… xxx miss ya

    November 30, 2013 at 10:22 am
  • Reply f.

    of course, I did! miss you more

    December 1, 2013 at 10:30 am
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