The Palace in Madrid
Stop 1: Arriving at Petit Palace Londres Hotel in Madrid
Small map of the trip, excluding Madrid and the mountain pass
Alfonso XIII statue near the Palace
Big map of the trip, from Madrid. Since Madrid is so far from the "triangle" of Cordoba, Sevilla and Granada, the next pictures shows a closeup of that area. We went counterclockwise, as the numbered stops indicate
Monument outside the Palace in Madrid
First of 3 mimes that we saw performing. He only moved when you put money in his cup.
The "back" of the Palace in Madrid
The Opera from another vantagepoint
Another view of the back of the Palace in Madrid
The Opera across from the Palace in Madrid
The Cathedral beside the Palace in Madrid
Closeup of the Cathedral door
The 2nd of 3 mimes. Unlike the first, her movements were too extensive to *not* be a person. But she was absolutely stationary when not performing.
The third of the 3 mimes. By this time, we figured it out. But they were really good!
Carlos III statue in Plaza Del Sol, Madrid
Stop 2: Left Madrid and stopped at the mountain pass on the way to Cordoba. The next pictures shows the view from this platform of the road going the other direction.
Small building between the Palace and the Hotel in Madrid
City Building in Andujar
View from the highway while driving thru the Gap to Sevilla
Cathedral in Andujar
Why does he look so relaxed?
Stop 3: Andujar, a small town where walked around
2nd and 3rd floors of a building with beautiful tiled facade in Andujar
Cultural Building in Andujar with a beautiful inner garden and many tiles
Old clock tower in Andujar
Stop 4: The city of Cordoba.
My favorite statue from the trip -- a face, a woman's body (back side not shown), a small city (mouth), and various other human parts
View for the Mezquite plaza in Cordoba
Mezquite plaza was littered with orange trees. The organges were beautiful and plentiful, but very, very sour.
The first site when stepping into the Mezquite
Another Mesquite view. There was row after row of columns, it was hard to get any view that covered them all.
The many arches of the Mezquite
One of the many ornamental rooms on the side of the Mezquite
The length of the Mezquite was amazing, too.
One of the many tiling and plaster door arches in the Mezquite
In another room in the Mezquite
One of the many ornamental ceilings in the Mezquite
A second type of arches than the red-striped ones, on the back side of the Mezquite
Jardine de Alcazar, Cordoba
View of the terraced pools and fountains of Jardine de Alcazar in Cordoba
One of the pools inside the Jardine de Alcazar
View looking back the other way (sorry, I really liked this terracing...)
Old wall from the Moors
Passageway in the Jardine building