Traces of the Past

The ruin of a huge old Moorish waterwheel in Córdoba, saved as a reminder of the past:

Old waterwheel, Cordoba

Old waterwheel, Cordoba

These water wheels were used to pump water from the river into the gardens of the caliph’s Palace.

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18 comments

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  2. How old do you reckon it is? At least 16th century? This is what I am looking for when I travel. Ruins, with good vantage point and photogenic. I appreciate this entry a lot!

  3. Nice to see this preserved, Sue. It must be very old, so is in good condition, considering its age.
    Best wishes, Pete.

    • Sue

      Well, a lot of these were apparently destroyed….until the town realised there was value in keeping some of these historic artefacts! The wheel itself is a reconstruction, it would never have survived from medieval times!

  4. The Caliph’s palace, so that’s why it’s so grand!

  5. A great shot. I love water wheels, and the enclosure is pretty splendid too. The photo itself looks old too. I’ve only encountered waterwheels once, in Syria around Hama, on an early morning walk. They are sure not to be there now, tragically.

  6. Great Photo! Interesting piece of history!

  7. Missed that one! Good for you, Sue 🙂

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