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When Patrice and I were planning our 4 day weekend in the south of Spain we agreed to hire a car and visit Sevilla and Granada. When we realised that we could also visit Cordoba we happily created a triangular route, starting in Sevilla, then Granada, then Cordoba before returning to Sevilla.
We booked rooms at a nice and affordable hotel as close to the old town as we could and with a swimming pool.
We arrived at about 2pm and it was nice and warm (about 35C) when we set off to explore the old town.
I was delighted to discover street art in our street, just a few blocks from our hotel.
I don’t know what was in this big courtyard but there were a few CCTV cameras surveying it and the walls had amazing street art.
On our first day in Sevilla, Patrice realised that I was stopping to take photos of doors. He was a little perplexed but he’s very good natured and soon started to point out doors to me and suggest that I take a photo. Our tastes in doors differ somewhat but I was flattered that he indulged my interest in doors. Since then I have tried to define what attracts me to some doors and not others and I can’t put my finger on it. My friend Emma was sad to hear that I’m moving to Norway but encouraged me to continue to post photos of doors, so Emma, I have included a few extra in this post, just for you!
Cordoba is very attractive in the old town with its winding alleyways and well tended façades. The outer areas of Cordoba are less attractive and even near the old town we wandered into a large plaza that was surrounded by low cost housing and was filled with the residents enjoying outdoor meals and drinks.
Our main objective for visiting Cordoba was to see the Mezquita and that will come in a new post soon!