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Friday, May 29, 2009

La Mezquita, Còrdoba, Spain...started in 785 AD




I loved this. The interior was fascinating. The islamic design was again geometric, repeating patterns, and elegant and relaxing space. The Catholic church in the 'center' felt as though you were in a completely different building. The original exterior walls were open, and the columns inside the mosque lined up with the trees trunks in the courtyard. But the catholic church filled in the walls and created a ring of chapels around the mosque.

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