Spain

Andalusian Delight

Andalusian Delight

Cordoba and Seville provided my first real taster of Andalusia. Moorish architecture and style with partial christian transformations hinted at the complex history of the region. Andalusia is also the birthplace of Flamenco and there is no shortage of shows and kitsch shops selling polka-dotted dresses and cheap fans. The region is also famed for […]

Photos from Andalusia, Spain

Another selection of photos, this time from Seville onwards.

A Tale of Two Cities

A Tale of Two Cities

…and the road in-between Cordoba The highlight of Cordoba has to be the Mezquita – a mosque built shortly after the Moors arrived in Spain in 711 when Abd al-Rahman I made Cordoba the headquarters of the emirate. The mosque was consecrated as the Cathedral of Santa Maria Mayor, when in 1236 the Christian army […]

Photos from Central Spain

A selection of photos from Leon to Cordoba in Spain.

The Heat Is On

The Heat Is On

The Spanish Interior – From Leon to Cordoba Homeless in Leon The rest day in Leon was spent in a bit of a stupor having had far too little sleep the night before. By the afternoon, having been turfed out of the hostel, I was capable of little more than lying on the grass in […]

Photos from Northern Spain

A selection of photos from the first week in Spain, from Pamplona to Leon