I thought I’d get this post up before the appropriate time of the year had already passed.
Every year they have a patio competition in Cordoba, to see which home-owners have the most drop-dead gorgeous, beautifully designed and decorated patios. These patio owners REALLY go all out to get their patios up into tip top shape.
So these are the patios that won the competition. (Although they’re from last year hehe. I’m a little behind on the posts methinks……)
I don’t know about you, but I woulda had the most terrible time trying to choose the winner from among all these stunning displays.
Unfortunately, it was impossible to get away from the swarms of tourists while taking the photos. The patios are only open to the public for a limited number of hours each day, so basically the whole country and much of Europe and North America packs itself into these patios during these few short hours. It’s impossible to catch a pic of these beauties without loads of tourists about – unless you just happen to be a reporter, of course, and you get invited to snap photos for a newspaper or magazine!
So nuff talking. I’ll just let these wonders speak for themselves.
On many patios they had these tiles with wise or witty sayings. (Click on the photos to see them close up and if you know Spanish, you can read them!)
As you can see, this is a well. In the “olden days”, before modern plumbing, people relied on these wells for their water supply. So now you know. If the public water supply were ever cut off, these lucky blokes would have no problems.
Check out the eyes painted on the upper blank wall!
Next week I’ll continue some more with our exciting visit to Cordoba. So check it out, if you haven’t already!
What about you? Have you ever been to Cordoba? Did you get a chance to visit the patios? Please don’t hesitate to leave me a comment. I LURRVE to receive (positive, non-spammy) comments!
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