The River Guadalquivir. It looks quite nice in that picture, doesn’t it?

The River Guadalquivir. It looks quite nice in that picture, doesn’t it?

The Saint Rafael Bridge/Puente de San Rafael in Cordoba. It looks nice, but not nowhere near as nice as its sister,

The Saint Rafael Bridge/Puente de San Rafael in Cordoba. It looks nice, but not nowhere near as nice as its sister,

Yes, it is. A lot.

Yes, it is. A lot.

Cordoba is not only a former mosque converted into a huge cathedral. No, Cordoba has many other things, like… well, like these ducks. They are beautiful, aren’t they?

Cordoba is not only a former mosque converted into a huge cathedral. No, Cordoba has many other things, like… well, like these ducks. They are beautiful, aren’t they?

One last image to summarize the mosque/cathedral series.

One last image to summarize the mosque/cathedral series.

The outside wall and the tower - everything pretty much like a mosque, never like a cathedral or any other christian church.

The outside wall and the tower - everything pretty much like a mosque, never like a cathedral or any other christian church.

Mankind nailed the son of God to a cross and yet he forgives them all. So, I guess he was a nice chap, wasn’t he?

But the nicest blokes are the ones who never get the good girls…

Mankind nailed the son of God to a cross and yet he forgives them all. So, I guess he was a nice chap, wasn’t he?

But the nicest blokes are the ones who never get the good girls…

A remembrance of the glory and aesthetic of Al-Andalus. 

A remembrance of the glory and aesthetic of Al-Andalus. 

The what-a-douche face immortalized in stone.

Or is it the I-can’t-be-bothered face?

The what-a-douche face immortalized in stone.

Or is it the I-can’t-be-bothered face?

Even in black and white, it’s difficult not get get distracted with the immensity of details and beautiful things. And, as a cathedral, this is a HUGE temple. I really mean HUGE.

Even in black and white, it’s difficult not get get distracted with the immensity of details and beautiful things. And, as a cathedral, this is a HUGE temple. I really mean HUGE.

Today, the mosque again. You have my permission to be or get sick.

Today, the mosque again. You have my permission to be or get sick.

If you have a degree in History or Art History, this mosque/cathedral is a mix of hell and wet dream. This place is a buffet of Art History classes. Here is a very nice rib vault.

If you have a degree in History or Art History, this mosque/cathedral is a mix of hell and wet dream. This place is a buffet of Art History classes. Here is a very nice rib vault.

I claim that beauty is simplicity… yet, this image proves me how wrong I might be: there is wonder in excess as well.

Maybe there is beauty everywhere and we simply cannot see it while we are busy trying to catalogue everything.

I claim that beauty is simplicity… yet, this image proves me how wrong I might be: there is wonder in excess as well.

Maybe there is beauty everywhere and we simply cannot see it while we are busy trying to catalogue everything.

See but do not touch.

See but do not touch.

These baroque angels are okay, but… aren’t they a form of promotion of child obesity?

These baroque angels are okay, but… aren’t they a form of promotion of child obesity?