Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Córdoba!

After the long days of traveling and time spent in Madrid, the whole group was ready for a slower pace. Luckily, we got just what we were hoping for. The next morning we boarded a pretty sweet charter bus and made our way to the enchanting city of Córdoba. Our ride gave us time to site see and nap, and once we arrived we were ready to go.

After a quick stop at a rest area, {those Spainards love their ham!} we were off again!
Photobucket
PhotobucketPhotobucket

Photobucket
The city was laid back and the people there were extremely mellow. It almost felt as if our group were the only people there {minus the gypsies, of course!} along with some inhabitants, I'm sure.
Photobucket
Photobucket
We only had a couple of hours in this city and I'm sad for that. It is definitely a place I can see myself returning to someday. The weather was hot, but not humid and the scenery was beyond what I had ever seen before. Luckily, I had started to feel much better so I hope that my photography at least shows some improvement from the first couple of days! : )

During our time we visited La Mezquita, a famed former Mosque turned cathedral after the Spanish Reconquista. This place was absolutely breathtaking! We got to tour it at our own pace {which was nice not to have a guide talking the entire time} and we were instructed to remain quiet. I really think remaining quiet helped to take in the absolute beauty of this experience.
PhotobucketPhotobucket
Photobucket
PhotobucketPhotobucket
PhotobucketPhotobucket
PhotobucketPhotobucket
PhotobucketPhotobucket
PhotobucketPhotobucket
After our tour, the adults had lunch at a little buffet down the street and made time for some super quick shopping and picture taking!
PhotobucketPhotobucket
PhotobucketPhotobucket
Photobucket
Photobucket
After our time was up in gorgeous Córdoba, it was onto Sevilla---my favorite of the entire trip!

8 comments:

Kim said...

What a beautiful place. I cannot get over the blue blue skies in some of the photos.

Your photos are truly breathtaking.

Jesse said...

You captured it BEAUTIFULLY... really... these are so awesome!

Chelsea said...

beautiful shots joi! absolutely beautiful!

Eli said...

Beautiful pics...love the architectural details.

Lynett said...

Aren't the Cathedrals beautiful?! Sevilla was my favorite to!

Suzie said...

Photos are breathtaking! Details in the former mosque are gorgeous! You should totally add these photos to the photo gallery in the living room, so pretty!

Rebecca said...

oh my gosh...this brings back great memories of Valencia!

Jennifer Ramos said...

WOW you make me want to visit just by your beautiful pictures... :)))


Jen Ramos
'Cards & Prints You'll Love...'
www.madebygirl.com
madebygirl.blogspot.com

LinkWithin

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...