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Cordoba: Mosaics by Mgsblade Cordoba: Mosaics by Mgsblade
A close up shot of the detail around the Mihrab in the Grand mosque of Cordoba!

This is the original Mihrab of the Grand mosque in Cordoba(now a cathedral), its absolutely stunning and conveys a very Ummayad architectural feel to it.

The golden mosaic remind you of the grand ummayad mosque in Damascus, which is interesting because the man who started building this mosque was Abd ar-Rahman I who was the last Ummayad prince and was kicked out of Damascus by the fatamids when they took power, he moved to Cordoba and swore to make that city more grand in every detail than his lost Damascus.
:icongryffgirl:
That is beautiful. I cannot look at mosaics without wondering about the time and artistry it took to assemble all of those tiny tiles!
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Mgsblade Jan 23, 2013   Photographer
Thanks! I think the same thing sometimes!
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