Córdoba seen by the Conde de Lestrange

Cordova. Arab mills along the Guadalquivir.

Lestrange. densemble view remains on the bank of the Guadalquivir, shepherds lead a herd of pigs on bank.
Lestrange. Overall view remains on the bank of the Guadalquivir, shepherds lead a herd of pigs on bank.

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

Lestrange. Tower and ramparts, trees, aqueduct in the background, photographer during shooting (assumed).
Lestrange. Tower and ramparts, trees, aqueduct in the background, photographer during shooting (assumed).

Hoy le toca el turno a Marie-Joseph Henry, , 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:

Lestrange. Le Puy-en-Veley.
Lestrange. Le Puy-en-Veley.

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

Lestrange. Entry.  Door, characters, mules.
Lestrange. Entry. Door, characters, mules.

Mosque of Cordoba. Fountain of Patio de los Naranjos. Foot Tower.

Lestrange. Fountain in the patio, Mosque of cordoue. Fountain in the foreground, characters, visible mosque partly the background.
Lestrange. Fountain in the patio, Mosque of cordoue. Fountain in the foreground, characters, visible mosque in part to the background.

Cordova. Gate Bridge, Triumph and Mosque from the Puente Romano.

Lestrange. General view taken from a bridge at the entrance of the city. Door, characters, donkeys, church in the background.
Lestrange. General view taken from a bridge at the entrance to the city. Door, characters, donkeys, church in the background.

Torre de la Calahorra

Lestrange. densemble view with figures and cattle.
Lestrange. Overview with figures and cattle.

And what could be the location of this photograph?

Lestrange. Up with men on horses or mules, a woman on a donkey, two children in the foreground, a couple passes the background.
Lestrange. Up with men on horses or mules, a woman on a donkey, two children in the foreground, a couple passes the background.

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.

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18 Comments

  1. Go, you're a magician tb images treasures hidden surprises with q “Honorary Doctor Hill Underground Science and Photography, or Tabernero own, Doctor Cum Laude in several prestigious universities accredited” and other investigators pro tabernarios. An equally great illusionist q delights who come for coffee (in the afternoon) or some straw or medium.
    But Where the Weather? you are amazing

      • jejeje, es obvio Sr. dortor, but so have to use the magic word q suitable for q real little treasures you go, not all come out the same buzzwords IMAGES, q there asiq scoring with the most magical of all.

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        • Ummmmm… Cordoba, Cordova, Kordova, 1876, 1896, museum, museum, etching, street, street, road, view, view… And if need be in the local domain of the Fiji Islands. Do not think you need much more. Patience, yes. Sight, what a coincidence, I just met a couple of squares of certain Spanish impressionist painter… Jejeje. And put.

          See if I get as good as you:
          >;ON (It is thus, not?).

  2. The last picture is the fair. That is the Victoria Gardens. What you see in the background is the Trinity, and what is at midplane, although it is overexposed, It is the house of the Circle.

    • That photo is just a level 1. I recognize. It follows that, probably, images were taken in May or even June. I'm still surprised how despite the heat countrymen at that time (and subsequent) should be rigorously Shirt. Sign heat just thinking.

  3. Dr. Mabuse

    Other as Hill, always surprised. Wonderful photos.

    My opinion.
    First: From molino of the Albolafia. Reasons; mill to the right of the river in its downstream. Down the road is a house that was always there (I can be wrong, but we called the Huerta Antoñita, owned by the same, and stood before Jail). The other day I photographed a cobblestone beneath the current road, against the costs of jail (Teresa Jornet). Clear pigs go towards the Roman bridge, since there was a rise from Gate Bridge.

    Second: It has changed little field, that tower is the one in the Alcazar Avenue, and the lower mill tour continues to the front of the Botanical Museum of Ethnobotany. Also in this way there were portable temporary brothel, meat and fish.

    Third: I stay by dizzy.

    Fourth and fifth: Unmistakable, Santa Catalina and Puerta de Fuente del Patio de los Naranjos.

    Friday: the same as the above and to the left where the descent shortly herd of pigs in the first photo will appear.

    Seventh: the rear of Calahorra, bulls loose.

    Octave: You nailed the Innkeeper.

    Dr. Mabuse, the sombrero.Gracias.

    • Thanks Paco. I admit that I was surprised to see pigs. Acostumbrado was selling all kinds of ruminant, but pigs… Even the cows disappeared from Miraflores until relatively recently and have no real memory of them. But pigs… We will see more soon.

      • But these are not in Miraflores but on the edge of Córdoba, Field as someone would say Truth, where we were to find such fine girlfriends, the neighborhood of Fray Albino. There are also many other site but I will not say.

  4. Publican, will have to do something about. Among the more than two hundred thousand photographs which claims Hill in his can (you latas), the millions of those who must keep yourself safe in a Swiss bank and two hundred fifty so I just found a chicken can ride long story. They could do so many things. Sort and sort photos by date, Authors, locations, common elements (sources, Stoned, children, kiosks…). This could play a lot. It is the same with MIC. The articles are good because this leaves no be a magazine or publication, but doing something like a database… milk would. What do you think?

    • Dr. Mabuse offer as well that is what is to be done. Create a space to put all the pictures because if not every day is going to be more difficult inquiry.

      On one side we have Eye Tabernario where we hung photos, but we need to create a tab to hang old photos. Within this, unos create sub-levels would be interesting for different subjects, walls, bridges, characters, political, etc.. As it grows creating iran.

      I for example Dr. Mabuse a particular theme solo tengo de Córdoba 1300 imagery, waters by saying I have some other stuff 2500 Photos, etc.. The problem is to pass all these funds, has long. In my case I had to pay to expand flickr because I had spent the free limit.

      There is a section I would like to post but we did take a long time and we would need the cooperation of all. It is the next:

      Start at any door of the old wall eg door hanging pictures Almodóvar and go around the perimeter towards the Round of Tejares. It would, make a continuous street at the height of the wall, through all the doors until you get back to the door Almodóvar. Casi ná.

    • The inventory of photos of the wall has been done in other cities, specifically in Ávila, that you can get an idea of ​​the material to up 1940 o así. And he has done, and is published, Cordoba so I do not have to be an impossible task.

      • When you want to start but further criteria.
        I mean we we specify for a time in one area and when
        believe that we have found quite the following photos.
        For example Ronda Door Almodóvar Tejares, all exterior and interior photos to the wall, and clear drawings.

        Try it out first download an image where all the doors that had the look and perimeter walls. Areas are made and started.

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