Mosque-Cathedral of Córdoba, Spain

As with most very old buildings, they have changed during the years mostly because of the rulers that would like to have their personal touch on it. “Mezquita de Córdoba” has expanded four times until it reached 24 000 m² and in the 1600th century they inserted a Renaissance Cathedral in the middle.

Even though the building is huge, it’s not easy to spot from a distance as only the bell tower and the Cathedral is quickly recognized over the surrounding buildings, which can make you believe it’s just another church.

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Urnes Stavkirke (Stave Church), Norway

The access to Urnes Stave Church is a bit more difficult than any of the others. You can take the very narrow road on the south side of Lustrafjorden, or maybe better, take the ferry across the fjord and walk the few hundred meters up to the church. Urnes Stave Church, built about 1140, is the only Stave Church on the UNESCO World Heritage Site list.

This is the second post about Norwegian Stave Churches.

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Alhambra, Granada – Spain (Part II)

We don’t like too many photos in one post, so here are some more from Alhambra.

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Alhambra, Granada – Spain

Alhambra was a palace and fortress complex located in Granada, Andalusia, Spain and is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. We visited the site in February and even it was off season, the place was crowded with people making it a challenge to take good overview photos. Even so it’s hard to choose between those we think look cool, and feel the need to divide them into three parts (not including the Generalife area, which will have its own post later).

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Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil

What an amazing place! We’ve been wanting to make this post for a long time, but for different reasons its been put on hold. Iguazu Falls in the Parana state of Brazil is a well kept secret, at least for us in Norway. At the time we went there, I’ve never heard anybody talk about it. Now, more than 10 years later, I’ve only talked to a couple that mention something like, isn’t there a waterfall on the border between Brazil and Argentina? Sure thing it is! And here are our photos of this natural marvel!

The Iguazu National Park is on the UNESCO World Heritage Site list.

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