Prayer Hall; Great Mosque at Córdoba; 784 - 793 AD; Córdoba, Andalusia, Spain; The twin colours, based upon the combination of brick and stone voussoirs, alternating red and white, creates an illusion of space with no defined axis, static whilst at the same time dynamic, opening in all directions at once. Only 856 of the original 1'013 columns remain, the others having been demolished during Christian reforms. Picture by Manuel Cohen

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Prayer Hall; Great Mosque at Córdoba; 784 - 793 AD; Córdoba, Andalusia, Spain; The twin colours, based upon the combination of brick and stone voussoirs, alternating red and white, creates an illusion of space with no defined axis, static whilst at the same time dynamic, opening in all directions at once. Only 856 of the original 1'013 columns remain, the others having been demolished during Christian reforms. Picture by Manuel Cohen

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Keywords:
Pillar
Arch
Capital
Column
Horseshoe
Contrasting
Colour
Color
Red
White
Moorish
Islamic
Muslim
Moslem
Architecture
Decoration
Umayyad style
Design
VIII century
Spain
Spanish
Andalusian
Andalusia
Córdoban
Cordoba
Mosque