Tuesday, 15 May 2018

A Postcard A Day - Tuesday 15 May 2018 - T for Córdoba, paella and a water tower

Good morning lovely people!
Here we are on Tuesday again. I'm visiting Elizabeth and Bluebeard bearing beverages and photos.

First off some photos from my visit to Córdoba a couple of weeks back.  We visited several typical patios as it was the flower and patio festival. 
It was lovley! I really enjoyed seeing all the different patios and I got quite a lot of inspiration for our own patio.
This patio has lot of beautiful flowers. And below you see a detail of the wall in another patio.

The flowers in pots were amazing, Here are a few photos.

There was even a lemon tree, which is unusual because the climate is not hot enough.

This is a lemon tree. Quite unusual as it really not warm enough in Cordoba.

This sculpture made me smile.

This street was named after hasdey Ibn Shaorut, who born about 915 at Jaén, Spain; died about 970 at Córdoba, was a Jewish scholar, physician, diplomat, and patron of science. An interesting man. Read more about him at the end of this blog.

I walked past the old walls.

I love these steps where they have used pebbles in a certain pattern. Very effective.

There was water running all along the wall and it made for a pleasant walk.

Just a scene from that street.

When I met up with the group again, I found them browsing in a souvenir shop. Of course I had to go in and buy some postcards. Below on display are not postcards, but metal plaques.

Our lunch was good. The first course was pella of course, and the main course was chicken. All very nice. Lets not forget the beverage. I was having wine as usual. (But that was not very nice quality. It was all included in the price so I am not moaning)
Now for my postcards. I received this beauty from Germany last week. It is the water tower in Monchengladbach. It is built in Art Nouveau style and I like it very much. The more I look at it, the more detail I see. There is not much info to be found about it. I don't even know if it is open to the public.

The stamp is great. Snoopy and the Peanuts. What a fun stamp!

The second postcard came to me from Taiwan. Yes, I know it doesn't look Chinese. The pub is the Sherlock Holmes in London. It was sent to me because I like windows and doors, so I got one from this pub. I cringe at the sentiment under the photo. (It doesn't make sense to me)
But the stamps are cute: a puppy chasing a butterfly and some berries.

That is all from me today. I am writing this at midnight, so I'm going to bed now and will comment after I've had some sleep.

Wishing you all a very happy T-Day and  a good week,



Info about Hasdey Ibn Shaprut taken from Wikipedia: His father, Isaac ben Ezra, was a wealthy and learned Jew of Jaén. Hasdai acquired in his youth a thorough knowledge of HebrewArabic, and Latin, the last-named language being at that time known only to the higher clergy of Spain. He also studied medicine, and is said to have discovered a panacea, called Al-Faruk. Appointed physician to Caliph Abd-ar-Rahman III (912-961), he, by his engaging manners, knowledge, character, and extraordinary ability, gained his master's confidence to such a degree that he became the caliph's confidant and faithful counselor. Without bearing the title of vizier he was in reality minister of foreign affairs; he had also control of the customs and ship-dues in the port of Córdoba. Hasdai arranged the alliances formed by the caliph with foreign powers, and he received the envoys sent by the latter to Córdoba. In 949 an embassy was sent by Constantine VII. to form a diplomatic league between the hard-pressed Byzantine empire and the powerful ruler of Spain. Among the presents brought by the embassy was a magnificent codex of Pedanius Dioscorides' work on botany, which the Arabic physicians and naturalists valued highly. Hasdai, with the aid of a learned Greek monk named Nicholas, translated it into Arabic, making it thereby the common property of the Arabs and of medieval Europe.


  1. Wonderful post today, dear Lisca. I really, really enjoyed the patios, and those lovely walls filled with flowers were awesome. Of course, that statue was out of this world. They really get into their walls and patios in Córdoba, don't they?

    I also enjoyed the walk around the town, and the beautiful steps, too.

    Your meal looks fabulous, and I am so glad you shared your wine. I wouldn't know good from bad wine, so I'll take your word for it.

    Two lovely postcards to add to your collections, and a really different quote at the bottom of the one. It reminds me of a bad fortune in a fortune cookie.

    Thanks for sharing Córdoba patios and walls, your postcards, and your wine with us for T this Tuesday. Your rice actually looks quite delicious.

  2. I adore all the patio and walls of flowers- those walls especially- so very Europe!Love the sculpture surrounded by the potted flowers especially:) Another wonderful looking meal as well as the surrounding scenery. Great postcards too. Happy T day!

  3. Cordoba looks beautiful Lisca. The flowers are pretty amazing and I think the patios you showed us are beautiful. At least the plants are. :) The Peanuts stamp is cool. My daughter is a Snoopy fan so it makes me think of her. :) Your lunch looks delicious. Hope it's a great T day. Hugs-Erika

  4. Cordoba is a wonderful place, and I love the patios you visited, with their exotic flowers. The cobbled steps are great, too, and I love the sculpture with the ladder! Your food looks yummy, sorry about the wine! Happy T Day, hugs, Valerie

  5. Good morning, such a lovely post I really enjoyed seeing everything. The tour with all the patios and flowers how wonderful enjoyed seeing Cordoba. the food looks really delicious. loved the postcards and stamps too If wine tastes bad i just add a little fruit juice or sparkling soda Happy T Day Hugs Kathy

  6. Lisca i saw your photo filled post and i had to go grab me a cup of coffee before i started. Oh i enjoyed myself. Loved seeing all those patios and the little shops. Thank you so much for that. Happy happy T day! Hugs~ deb

  7. Cordoba looks a really lovely palace to visit, the walk beside the water would be amazing, such an interesting feature to find in a city. the flowers, courtyards looked lovely and the statue with the ladders and figures looked fantastic.
    Shame the wine wasn't to your taste but the food does look delicious.
    Yvonne xx
    In answer to you question last week, the digital program I used is called My Craft Studio, bought from one of our craft shopping channels a few years ago. It does everything I need and I can use my own photos, images and items from other digital sellers, it also has all the effects etc that I personally need.
    Yvonne xx

  8. Wonderful photos from Cordoba!
    Happy T-Day Lisca.
    Alison xx

  9. What a beautiful place you visited! The flowers and architecture is amazing and I love the water running along the wall with the cobbled pathways 😁. The metal plaques, postcards and postage stamps look wonderful too! Wishing you a Happy T Day! J 😊 x

    1. Hi Lisca, thanks for your lovely comments and question on my blog. Yes Eric Morecambe took his name from his home town; he was born in Morecambe in 1926. Have a lovely week! J x
      p.s. you may want to check out my "Tyger" post (the one prior my Morecambe post) as it has street art included 😁.

  10. A flower and patio festival, what a lovely idea, Lisca. The sculpture made me smile as well. Cordoba looks like a place I'd really enjoy visiting - so much to see and do. Thanks for sharing all your photos and your interesting postcards and stamps.

    Happy T-day! Hugs, Eileen

  11. Gorgeous patio ornament and flowers! those are fun sculptures, and the various views around your walk are so pretty. Made me smile about the caption on the postcard from Taiwan. I have found that the translations for Chinese or Japanese (on my digital devices) rarely make sense! Perhaps it is something like "Where we begin is more a feeling than a place." ? who knows... always enjoy your posts...have a great week! ♥

  12. These plants are so beautiful! I love them trailing up the side of the buildings and the bright pink. And who wouldn't love a lemon tree. Those metal plaques would make beautiful postcards.
    Happy Tea Day,

  13. i loved to walk virtually through this town with you, awesome places! and i like the plants, esp the insect eating pitcher plant, how exotic!
    i already had some of the snoopy stamps on my mail, but mostly they are overstamped with so much black ink that you can´t see the Picture:(
    have a great time, lisca, see you in a fortnight!

  14. Your Cordoba photos are simply AMAZING Lisca! The plants are so amazingly beautiful! Thank you for sharing!Please forgive me that I am just sooo late this week to say hello for T-Day. You know sometimes life gets into the way! Lol!
    Hugs, Susi