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Doors across Morocco

Morocco is a photographer’s dream.  There is so much to capture, especially the architecture that reflects Morocco’s rich cultural and historical heritage.  The French, Moorish and Islamic influences are very evident in doors across the country, whether they are heavily embellished horseshoe arches or simple wooden doors with peeling, decades-old paintwork and simplistic latches. 63 more words


The Alcázar of Seville, Spain

The Alcázar of Seville is a royal palace in Seville, Spain, originally developed by Moorish Muslim kings. The palace is renowned as one of the most beautiful in Spain, being regarded as one of the most outstanding examples of mudéjar architecture found on the Iberian Peninsula.  60 more words


Resurrecting Alhambra in Spain

It’s one of the most visited monuments in Europe – and with the crowds here today, I believe it. But nothing can detract from this incredible place. 464 more words

Barcelona, Day 2(a): Cathedral

What an excellent cathedral. Every cathedral should have cloisters with palm trees and a fishpond and geese. The first time we tried to look inside, it was Sunday morning, so of course the view was limited; this was Monday, however, and the only limitation was the need to get to Parc Güell for the time on our tickets.


Pink: The Color of Peace and Harmony

The Pink Mosque of Maguindanao — constructed in December 2012 and formally opened to devotees in June 2014 — is a gift to the people of Datu Saudi Ampatuan from its mayor, Samsudin Utto Dimaukom, Al-Hadj. 213 more words


Save Sammezzano

A treasure trove of jewel-like colours, ornate Arabic architecture and intricate woven patterns, Castello di Sammezzano, near Florence, is a yet another architectural gem that is in danger. 235 more words