04.Cordoba

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Doorway.
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Arches.
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The cathedral rises up in the middle of the old mosque. Legend has it that King Ferdinand was furious that this had been done (Isabella probably not so much).
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Part of the cathedral incorporates Moorish design.
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Muslim motifs linger along with newer, Christian ones.
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Some of the columns are from a Visigoth church that preceded the mosque on this site.
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Fran and Frank.
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And, even older, beneath the mosque floor, traces of the Roman presence (Seneca was born here).
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A St. Ursula reliquery in the cathedral.
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On the way back, we pass a chair factory.
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Evidence of Caterpillar interests our Peorian!