Yesterday- small museums, many voices

Yesterday I returned to La Juderia to get a sense of the other voices here in Cordoba. I started at the Alcazar de Los Reyes Christianos, a palace along the river where, I am told, Ferdinand and Isabella planned the explor/exploitation of the Americas. Lots of postcard views of a lovely garden, full of lemon,…

Mosque and Cathedral – light and darkness

When I think, a day later, about what I take away from the overwhelming experience of the Mezquita, I think it is understanding who has control of the light. The arches are dimly lit with hanging lamps and some sunlight comes through the openings in the ceilings, but the brightest spot is the Cathedral, uncomfortably…

Where I am staying in Cordoba

I stayed at a hotel in Madrid, and I will do so in Granada as well. But here in Cordoba I have rented an apartment for four nights in the barrio of San Lorenzo. There are two churches that vie for supremacy on this street: San Lorenzo and the Corazon de Maria. The street we…

Cordoba – now it’s all new

I have arrived at my apartment in Cordoba. It is lovely. I will write an entire post about it later; there is a lot to say. But to begin, it occupies three sides of the upper part of this old old building, essentially one room on each side. The taxi ride here was a series…