Saturday, 27 February 2016


Welcome to the Saturday Silhouettes meme! This is a weekly meme that looks at SILHOUETTES in photography.

SILHOUETTE |ˌsɪlʊˈɛt| noun: The dark shape and outline of someone or something visible in restricted light against a brighter background.
ORIGIN - late 18th century: Named (although the reason remains uncertain) after Étienne de Silhouette (1709–67), French author and politician.
The Mosque–Cathedral of Córdoba (Spanish: Mezquita-Catedral de Córdoba), also known as the Great Mosque of Córdoba (Spanish: Mezquita de Córdoba), whose ecclesiastical name is the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption (Spanish: Catedral de Nuestra Señora de la Asunción), is the Catholic cathedral of the Diocese of Córdoba dedicated to the Assumption of the Virgin Mary and located in the Spanish region of Andalusia. The structure is regarded as one of the most accomplished monuments of Moorish architecture.

The site was originally built by the Visigoths as the Catholic Basilica of Saint Vincent of Lérins. When Muslims conquered Spain in 711, the church was first divided into Muslim and Christian halves. This sharing arrangement of the site lasted until 784, when the Christian half was purchased by the Emir 'Abd al-Rahman I, who then proceeded to demolish the entire structure and build the grand mosque of Cordoba on its ground. Córdoba returned to Christian rule in 1236 during the Reconquista, and the building was converted to a Roman Catholic church, culminating in the insertion of a Renaissance cathedral nave in the 16th century.

Since the early 2000s, Spanish Muslims have lobbied the Roman Catholic Church to allow them to pray in the cathedral. This Muslim campaign has been rejected on multiple occasions, both by the church authorities in Spain and by the Vatican.

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  1. Wow, cool image and awesome silhouettes. Have a happy weekend!

  2. Beautiful...The dark shape of the person against the illumination of the mosque is stunning.

  3. A beautiful, impressive piece of architecture. Love the mellow lighting round the silhouettes in this scene.

  4. A beautiful, impressive piece of architecture. Love the mellow lighting round the silhouettes in this scene.

  5. It's quite a vision in itself...Outstanding encadrement; the moon and the silhouettes in a mix made (like) for an illustrations book!
    Best regards and a pleasant weekend!

  6. Nick, thanks for visiting this week and for the invite to join your weekend meme. Beautiful architecture! What is the light source on the Mosque? I don't see street lamps. I like how the people and sky are in the shadows. This creates an air of mystery and secrecy. Have a fototastic week!


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