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The Mosque, Córdoba

the best catholic church is an islamic one

July 25th 2011
Then we cut south. We headed into Andalucia, Córdoba in particular. Straight down the deck really, but not all that far – sort of Darwin to a b it south of Katherine, and the scenery was similarly dry. Except for the olives. Olive trees. Everywhere were olives. Seriously, a sea of olive trees. For hours, as far as the eye could see. A tear welled up in my eye as I though about all ... read more
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Spanish Flag Spain's powerful world empire of the 16th and 17th centuries ultimately yielded command of the seas to England. Subsequent failure to embrace the mercantile and industrial revolutions caused the country to fall behind Britain, France, and Germany in ... ... read more
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