There is quite a bit of Roman and Islamic influence in the architecture of southern Spain. The images of striped arches are of course very evident in the mezquita of Córdoba, but similar aesthetics are also found in the structure of the convent and throughout Belalcázar. I’m also always struck by the layering of time that is present in European architecture. Materials overlap and niches are filled with different materials. Buildings wear layers of historical and religious influences.

Contrast between the older arches in the mezquita, where the striping is created by the brickwork, and the newer addition, where the stripes are painted on:

My arch studies in raw clay, whitewash, stones, found tile and shells:

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