Saturday, September 28, 2013

Cordoba - Saturday 9/28

Early this afternoon we will take a bus to Granada.  But there is time in the morning to visit La Mesquita, a huge mosque that was later converted to a catholic place of worship.  The high-ceilinged cathedral rises to the sky amid the sprawl of countless Moorish columns and arches.  The architectural contrast is striking, and reflects the contrasting philosophies of the two religions (which I will leave to others for discussion.)

Guide books told us that admission to La Mesquita was free from 8:30 to 9:30 AM.  We arrived about nine o'clock, and congratulated ourselves for being so smart.  Imagine our surprise when Catholic officials chased us out at 9:30 sharp!!!  (Actually, by that time I had seen enough.  Gloria paid for re-admission, returning to continue her self-guided tour.)
Gloria's application for sainthood was approved.

George was unanimously rejected!

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