Cordova. Arab mills along the Guadalquivir.
This publication has given a good account until such time as its already abundant literature, and thanks to experts like The Hill, Doctor Honoris Causa Groundwater and Science in Photography, or Tabernero own, Doctor With Praise in various prestigious accredited universities, the interest shown by the pioneers of French photography of the city of Córdoba. So much so that the most important photographers of that time showed their curiosity about the city that still imagined ornate oriental exoticism. A Laurent are added many other, such as Petit, Roy, Lefevre-Pontalis…
On Paseo del Alcázar de Córdoba
Hoy le toca el turno a Marie-Joseph Henry, Conde de Lestrange, Born in Paris on 29 April 1853. Although his usual occupation was the administrator of insurance companies (inter “The Sun” and “L'Aigle”), the new mid-nineteenth century artistic became his true devotion. So, in 1895 is incorporó has Excursion Society of Amateur Photography, and in 1902 s Photo-Club de París, becoming a regular participant of photographic salons since 1902 a 1909. Since the latter date he was appointed member of the Société Française de Photographie.
Died in 1926, not before leaving for posterity a priceless collection of images of disasters caused European artistic heritage of the Great War as well as other collections in which said property was their main reason. So, for example, if you are assiduous reader or reader of this publication reminiscent sure this picture:
The photographs in this repertoire Cordoba were made in the year 1897. Yet despite its date, images we have inherited are superb, outstanding quality.
Mosque of Cordoba. Puerta de Santa Catalina
Mosque of Cordoba. Fountain of Patio de los Naranjos. Foot Tower.
Cordova. Gate Bridge, Triumph and Mosque from the Puente Romano.
Torre de la Calahorra
And what could be the location of this photograph?
In a next installment will make another monograph dedicated to the figure of another great French photography pioneer. Even tell you about the origin of these beautiful prints.