16.8.11

Vacations in Spain - Cordoba


So, I'm back from vacations (although as retired, you may say that I'm always on vacation). First a little visit to Cordoba, the ancient Iberian and Roman city, which in the Middle Ages became the capital of an Islamic caliphate. In the 10th century it was the most populous city in the world. It's perhaps most known for its Great Mosque, now a catholic cathedral, and the old Jewish quarter.

We can listen to Andres Segovia playing Suite Espanola by Albeniz.


I will be back with some visits to other places around Andalusia, but I will be busy the next couple of days, helping my daughter and her partner to move to a new flat.

23 comments:

betsy said...

Thank God for the Internet, that lets me travel vicariously. I cannot wait to see your pictures from Spain.

PEDROHUELVA said...

el calor de Cordoba, de seguro que le seria casi insoportable. Pero tanta belleza morisaca, merece el esfuerzo.

saludos

Virginia said...

WEll I"m blown away. You must teach me how to do all this! A beautiful collection of your photos as always and the musique? Parfait!
V

PS We missed you!

Olivier said...

Content de ton retour, tu as du bien profite. c'est magnifique toutes ces arcanes.

Starman said...

I love Segovia and I love Cordoba. Spain is the new France.

Studio at the Farm said...

Peter, it's good to have you back! I love the Asturias, and you photos are glorious!

SusuPetal said...

Hope you enjoyed vastly your stay in Andalusia, Peter, and welcome back!

I have only photos from the Finnish summer in my blog, but since the weather has been heavenly the whole summer, there is plenty of sun to be seen!

Thérèse said...

Changement radical d'architecture par rapport à Paris mais je suis certaine que tu t'y es habitué très rapidement.

Cheri said...

Loved the video!

sonia a. mascaro said...

Wow! What a wonderful post, Peter!
Great video and fantastic to hear
Andrés Segovia playing Suite Espanola by Albeniz! Btw, love Albeniz. Thanks for sharing.

Trotter said...

Great to see you back!!

It's a shame that the pictures lose quality, but Segovia is great!!

Simon said...

Good to see you back and posting on Spain.
Great way to show lots of photos in one small space in you posting. Got to show me how its done. :o)

Cergie said...

C'est sur la vidéo que joue Ségovia car il est mort hélas, c'est toujours et encore le meilleur !
Tes arches ressemblent à un méli-mélo de guitares renversées.
Tiens au fait est ce que tu connais Petel Olsten ?
:)
Il se fait passer pour un guide bénévole de Paris que je connais.
J'aurais besoin que tu viennes identifier un insecte sur Cergipontin.
(Fais gaffe à ton dos)

ParisBreakfasts said...

It's been so long since I visited Cordoba...
And no digital camera back then so where are my pictures?
I did get to taste way too much olive oil - that I'll never forget.

Catherine said...

I visited this spot many years ago - loved Cordoba - Greetings from the Riviera...the move has been made...

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Julie said...

Indeed, welcome back. ENjoy the moving!! It is back-breaking work. I am doing long stints of grand-daughter-care at the moment. I get home in the evening mentally exhausted. What WILL I do when she starts to question 'Why' to everything.

I guess after the move of your daughter, you will be ready to plan your journey across Russia. I hope you will blog that in real time. Should be fascinating.

Looking forward to more photos and your choice of music to accompany them.

claude said...

Bon retour, Peter !
C'est chouette l'Espagne, j'y suis allée en vacances plusieurs, fois, mais du côté de Tarragone.
Merci pour ce diaporama.
A bientôt !

Leena said...

Thank you for your photos of Cordoba!
We will be there soon :) And Alhambra of course too.
It`s nice to see, you are well and your family too.
Nice August days to you!

Anne in Oxfordshire said...

Welcome back Peter, so happy you had a great break. This is another place I have never been, thank you for sharing.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

My trip to Spain last September was made with the singular goal to see and photograph La Mezquita, here in Cordoba. The 900+ columns of jasper, onyx, and marble were all that I had imagined.

The music of Segovia is perfectly paired with your photos of this ancient city.

Bon retour, mon ami!

Bises,
Genie

arabesque said...

Peter, i can't wait to see more infos and your fotos about Cordoba, i've only seen this Mosque from nat geo and it wasn't enough as the place has so much beauty and history.
Life is good when you're always out on vacation. haha.
I wish i could have more time to relax and less things to worry about, but as always your fotos are inspiring and as if, i've already traveled the place as well ^0^

Brasil said...

¡Buen reportaje!,es un lugar que vale realmente la pena...