Bird in Cordoba, 2020
Location: The Great Mosque of Cordoba, Cordoba, Spain.
Year Taken: 2020
This was taken during my visit to the Great Mosque of Cordoba in 2020. The Mosque-Cathedral (as it is also known) is a site of immense historical significance and had seen its glory days during the height of the Moorish conquest after the 8th century. In the 13th century, the mosque was converted into a cathedral after the Christian Reconquista of Spain.
At the time of my visit, I happened to be wandering around the courtyard just prior to my museum visit (Yes, it's as much a museum as it is a functioning cathedral today - tickets can be purchased onsite or online). This picture was taken along the northeastern wall adjacent to the massive bell tower. The shadow that formed from the mid-afternoon sun against the Moorish arches served as an interesting framing element. As if on cue, one of the nearby pigeons strutted into the frame and here you have one of my most prized works.
The Mosque-Cathedral of Cordoba is a unique and beautiful building that is a testament to the rich history of Spain. The mosque is a must-see for any visitor to Cordoba, and it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Images above are for illustration purposes only.