Prayer Niche, Great Mosque, Cordoba


Prayer Niche, Great Mosque, Cordoba


Within the huge mosque at Cordoba there are arches upon arches. In quieter corners of the mosque there are meditative enclaves that still echo the great arches but in a more restrained space of contemplation. I was taken by the yellow gold glow emanating from this niche so warm and inviting in colour and form. I didn't want to use a tripod in the mosque hence my camera settings.

Taken on Nikon D800, 35mm lens, ASA 3200, 250 sec

From the movies of Almodovar and Brunel, to the paintings of Velasquez and El Greco, to the architecture of Gaudi, the wit of Cevantes and the magical wonder of St John of the Cross, I have an abiding affection for things Spanish.