Saturday, June 23, 2007

the may travels 3 - cordoba

to paraphrase Faisal from Lawrence of Arabia -
'You are a desert loving Englishman... but I dream of the vanished gardens of Cordoba.'

I walked through the vanished gardens of Cordoba; the ruined palace city of Madinat Al-Zahra. In Cordoba itself, I wandered through the huge Cathedral known locally as the Mezquita (mosque), stared at water-wheels, and wondered at the sign advertising Judah Halevi Helados (ice-cream). In a sense this was all a pilgrimage to a world first glimpsed in this book, three years ago.
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