Avoiding the UK winter in January became a necessity after spending the last two Northern Hemisphere winter’s shooting in New Zealand and Seville, Cordoba and Granada were the perfect escapist locations and not only for the wonderful wine and tapas. The impressive Seville Cathedral, completed in 1528, is one of the largest churches in the world incorporating 80 chapels, a breathtaking 42 metre high nave and an incredible altarpiece, the lifetime work of a single craftsman, Pierre Dancart. It was the perfect forerunner for the Mesquita in Cordoba, constructed in 785. With its incredible Moorish interior and endless decorative columns and double tiered arches Mesquita is an important monument in the history of Islamic architecture. The final location on the shoot was the unbelievable Alhambra, one of the most impressively preserved palaces of the historic Islamic world, majestically perched on a hillside as it overlooks the town of Granada with the snow covered Sierra Nevada mountains in the background.

Interior of The Mosque – Cathedral of Cordoba.
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