Monday, March 03, 2008

Trip down South

As Sandra and I had some free time we decided to go and explore the south of Spain, firstly Granada then onto Cordoba. Long drive but the weather was good, so it was a pleasant trip: although we did have all four seasons in one day!

Sadly I was ill for 2 of the 4 days so that didn't help or make the trip as great as it should have been.

It was nice to see the history in the south from Romans to Arabs and of course the Spanish culture still in place. The white washed buildings were a more familiar sight to what I thought Spain looked like - rather than the hustle and bustle of Madrid.

The area was peppered with history from Roman, Jewish, Islamic and Spanish quarters.
The Mosque in Cordoba is now a Mosque/Christian Cathedral and is very well preserved although ongoing work is ensuring it stays that way.
The Alhambra is well preserved and would have been a very impressive building in its time.

Here are some photos to see what your missing...


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