thomas m wilson


June 2nd, 2023

Cordoba is one of those places that was full of Moorish culture and learning back in the 800s when my English ancestors were living in societies with less access to knowledge and cultural sophistication. These days of course its full of tourists. When you enter the Mezquita, built in the 800s and after, you are moved by the forest of granite and marble and the beautiful double arches with their alternating white and red brick patterns.  All seen in the dimness of a softly lit undercroft ambiance.  Endless beauty and magnificence is suggested by the sheer number of these precious columns of stone. As I moved through them I was bewitched.  You must move, the experience of this cultural achievement can’t be captured by photographic reproduction.  One of the high points of human architecture. 

Outside the Mezquita I saw women dressed up for feria…
Feria in Cordoba (its like the royal shows of Anglo tradition, but with more fun and flare).
The Mezquita of Cordoba
The double arches of this former mosque are one of highlights of the history of global architecture.
Seneca, the Stoic philosopher, was born in Cordoba, and this statue graces the city.