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A Dome in the Real Alcázar, Sevilla, Spain

The domed ceiling of the Salón de Embajadores (Hall of the Ambassadors) in the Real Alcázar. The Real Alcázar was originally a Christian basilica, over which 'Abd al-Rahman III, an Ummayad Caliph who ruled from 912-961AD, built a palace, the Dar al-Imara, in 913-914. Over the next two centuries, the palace was expanded and named the Alcázar al-Mubarak, or El Bendito. The palace was rebuilt beginning in 1364, a century after the reconquest of Seville, primarily by King Pedro I of Spain, who commissioned and paid for the rebuilt palace. Pedro was a Christian king who ruled more than 100 years after the reconquest (Reconquista) and built the palace is in the Mudejar style. An alcázar is a Moorish fortress .

 

This picture was featured on Deputy Dog's website: deputy-dog.com/2009/07/ceiling-porn.html which a friend forwarded to me. I was scrolling through the article and said, Hey, I've been there, and boy does that ever look like my photo! Thanks to DeputyDog for linking!

 

Also seen here:

emptyfield.com/blog/2009/07/amazing-ceiling-art-and-other...

 

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Taken on November 4, 2005