Photographer's Note

'Be prepared to be amazed!' These are the exterior walls of the Great Mosque of the Mezquita in Cordoba.

"The mighty walls hide a forest of delicate arches, pillars and a dazzling mirhab"

(The mirhab is usually a niche in the wall of a mosque, or a room in a mosque that indicates the direction of Mecca.)

No-one can prepare you for what the interior of the Mezquita holds. The 850 columns of granite, jasper and marble supporting the roof give a dazzling effect, making one speechless at its scale.

As with many such places and sites these days, the crowds of people make it difficult to see things as one would wish, but there again, we are a part of the crowd too!

Thank you for your visit.

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