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15th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Mobile
Mezquita de Córdoba, Spain

In 2015, I took a six-month sabbatical to travel through Europe, learn French, and study art and history. I stayed in 12 countries as far ranging as Ireland, Finland, Greece, and Spain. I was intrigued by the Moorish history of Spain, and was awed by the Mezquita de Córdoba, Spain, a mosque and church dating to the year 784. It's patterned archways, gilded alters, and semi-precious stone columns enhance the uniqueness of this special place.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 04.2015
Date Uploaded: 11.2017
Photo Location: Córdoba, Spain
Camera: iPhone 5c
Copyright: © Megan Wilkinson