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Еscultor: Pablo Yusti

Many books state that Queen Isabella and King Ferndinand (Isabel and Fernando, los Reyes Católicos) gave Christopher Columbus his commission while they were residing in Cordoba. The court was officially based in Cordoba then. The monarchs moved around, however, making it easy for modern day tourist authorities and travel writers to mess up their claim stakes along Columbus' path to glory. Nevertheless, Cordoba was undoubtedly an important way point in Columbus' long campaign to gain fame, fortune and aristocratic status by gaining royal backing and establishing a direct trade route with India (a project which failed, but led to the discovery of America). What we can say is that he was attracted to Cordoba by two women: Isabel, Queen of Castile, and Beatriz Enriquez de Harana, a weaver of humble origin.

Of Columbus' first audience in 1485 with the Catholic Monarchs there is no written record. In March, Isabel had moved the court from Seville to Cordoba, where she could better direct the military campaign against the Moorish kingdom of Granada. We know that the preliminary commission designated to check his calculations was not convinced, but Isabel and Ferdinand must have found the project tempting. A new direct trade route with the East might compensate their losses of tribute from the Moors of Granada and their recent exclusion by treaty from West Africa.

By 1487, Christopher Columbus was living in Cordoba, perhaps because of his romantic liaison with Beatriz Enriquez de Harana, the soon-to-be mother of his son Hernando, and perhaps because of a need to be closer to the court. It was in that year, in Cordoba, that he received his first modest grant of 3,000 marevedies to assist with his living expenses and travel. But his was a project on the back burner, and at a slow simmer.

In August 1488, Columbus may have been back in Cordoba for the birth of Hernando. He received an invitation to the court of João II of Portugal and another subsidy from Ferdinand and Isabella, who were holding court in Valencia at the time. Isabella did not want the heavy expense of a doomed expedition, but neither did she want the entrepreneur to take his project to someone else.

After years of waiting, and with the help of a former official of Isabel and monk from La Rábida monastery, he was able to gain another hearing in 1491 with Isabel's royal commission in Santa Fe, outside the besieged Granada. They considered his project once more, and once more it was rejected. Columbus set out again for Cordoba, from whence he planned to travel north to make an appeal to the king of France.

Luckily for Columbus (and for the Spanish monarchs), the shrewd King Ferdinand intervened, causing a last-minute about-face which sent messengers scrambling after Columbus to bring him back to court. They didn't think Columbus would come back alive from his expedition, but they certainly didn't want to lose out on the benefits if he did. Perhaps their lack of faith in the voyage was why they granted him 10% of the profits, noble status and hereditary governorship of the new territories to him and his descendants if he succeeded.

April 17, 1492 Ferdinand and Isabel signed the formal agreement with Columbus, who left Granada in May. On his way to the Huelva coast, where he would outfit his expedition, he passed through Cordoba to see Beatriz and his son Hernando, then 5. No doubt he wondered if it would be the last time he saw them. Three months later, on August 3, his expedition set out from Palos on the Niña, Pinta and Santa Maria and sailed into the unknown.

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ТАЈГА on December 13, 2010

Colón ante los Reyes Católicos

de escultor Pablo Yusti

Many books state that Queen Isabella and King Ferndinand (Isabel and Fernando, los Reyes Católicos) gave Christopher Columbus his commission while they were residing in Cordoba. The court was officially based in Cordoba then. The monarchs moved around, however, making it easy for modern day tourist authorities and travel writers to mess up their claim stakes along Columbus' path to glory. Nevertheless, Cordoba was undoubtedly an important way point in Columbus' long campaign to gain fame, fortune and aristocratic status by gaining royal backing and establishing a direct trade route with India (a project which failed, but led to the discovery of America). What we can say is that he was attracted to Cordoba by two women: Isabel, Queen of Castile, and Beatriz Enriquez de Harana, a weaver of humble origin.

Of Columbus' first audience in 1485 with the Catholic Monarchs there is no written record. In March, Isabel had moved the court from Seville to Cordoba, where she could better direct the military campaign against the Moorish kingdom of Granada. We know that the preliminary commission designated to check his calculations was not convinced, but Isabel and Ferdinand must have found the project tempting. A new direct trade route with the East might compensate their losses of tribute from the Moors of Granada and their recent exclusion by treaty from West Africa.

By 1487, Christopher Columbus was living in Cordoba, perhaps because of his romantic liaison with Beatriz Enriquez de Harana, the soon-to-be mother of his son Hernando, and perhaps because of a need to be closer to the court. It was in that year, in Cordoba, that he received his first modest grant of 3,000 marevedies to assist with his living expenses and travel. But his was a project on the back burner, and at a slow simmer.

In August 1488, Columbus may have been back in Cordoba for the birth of Hernando. He received an invitation to the court of João II of Portugal and another subsidy from Ferdinand and Isabella, who were holding court in Valencia at the time. Isabella did not want the heavy expense of a doomed expedition, but neither did she want the entrepreneur to take his project to someone else.

After years of waiting, and with the help of a former official of Isabel and monk from La Rábida monastery, he was able to gain another hearing in 1491 with Isabel's royal commission in Santa Fe, outside the besieged Granada. They considered his project once more, and once more it was rejected. Columbus set out again for Cordoba, from whence he planned to travel north to make an appeal to the king of France.

Luckily for Columbus (and for the Spanish monarchs), the shrewd King Ferdinand intervened, causing a last-minute about-face which sent messengers scrambling after Columbus to bring him back to court. They didn't think Columbus would come back alive from his expedition, but they certainly didn't want to lose out on the benefits if he did. Perhaps their lack of faith in the voyage was why they granted him 10% of the profits, noble status and hereditary governorship of the new territories to him and his descendants if he succeeded.

April 17, 1492 Ferdinand and Isabel signed the formal agreement with Columbus, who left Granada in May. On his way to the Huelva coast, where he would outfit his expedition, he passed through Cordoba to see Beatriz and his son Hernando, then 5. No doubt he wondered if it would be the last time he saw them. Three months later, on August 3, his expedition set out from Palos on the Niña, Pinta and Santa Maria and sailed into the unknown.

Сувајац on December 13, 2010

Врло интересантан споменик и баш опширан текст. Не знам јеси ли сликала са друге стране да се виде краљеви који из овог угла изгледају врло надмоћно у односу на Колумба, који као да је дошао по визу за путовање :) Одличан снимак, заслужује све

ТАЈГА on December 13, 2010

Јесте баш је дугачак текст, али на страници веб где би требало да стоји право објашњење, не пише скоро ништа, а и оно мало што има им је погрешно, па сам се ипак одлучила за ову комбинацију, чисто да имам, нешто о томе што је неко студирао детаљно, како се и где је Колумбо мучио да обистини своје идеје.

Ради се о томе да су Шпанци још увек водили борбе око Гранаде, када им се овде у Кордоби, где су били пребацили свој двор, представио по први пут Колумбо 1485-те године. Кажу да не постоји ни један запис о тој његовој посети и да је он свој пројекат представио у ствари преко неких рођака и пријатеља дворских. И том приликом је, на жалост, био одбијен.

Али 6 година касније ипак је добио зелено светло, то је много боље од визе, односно добио је средства са којима је могао да крене у откривање новог света. Додуше, то се већ десило на неком другом месту.

Кажу да је Колумбо живео неколико година овде у Кордоби а и да се ту оженио, ваљда по други пут, јер претходно био остао удовац са једним сином.

Ова слика је оригинал да не кажем ”интакта”. Могла сам да бирам из које ћу позиције да сликам, учинило ми се тотално без везе да баш Колумбо буде слеђно из једноставног разлога што је Америку открио он, за мене је у овој причи ипак он главна личност, а не краљеви. Мада, када боље размислим, ипак је прва дама, односно краљица била та која се потрудила да пројекат буде одобрен и која никако није желела да одбије Колумба. Па ето, од мене толико.

Хвала Неђо

Pablo Cruz on December 14, 2010

Oooorale! Amiga! Esta foto te ha quedado super Genial! :))))))))) El colorido es hermoso! El detalle de las flores rojas! Colón al centro! Los Reyes de espalda! Ah! Y buena simetría! :)))))))))))))))) _Me fascina Mucho! :)))))))

Y de allí Colón partió hacia aquí! Hacia América! :))))))))

Te deseo lo mejor Taj! Saludo! :))))))

Mahdi Kalhor on December 14, 2010

Wonderful composition and excellent capture.

Valuable photo that are hidden inside a great story. Thanks for Explanation.

Like

All the best from Iran, Mahdi

vGovor on December 14, 2010

Здраво Тајга имате нову фотографију. врло добро. Заиста ми се допада. Ви дајете доста његове душе. Ти си добар човек. Хвала

vladanscekic on December 14, 2010

Prelepa kompozicija i veoma zanimljiv spomenik. Tekst sam pažljivo pročitao i veoma je dobar.Prilikom osvajanja ovog dela Evrope Arapi su sem svoje kulture doneli i brojna znanja kao i dragocene knjige iz svih naučnih oblasti koja potiču još od starih i moćnih civilizacija pa nadalje koje su oni pokorili i ovde osnovali prvi Univerzitet u Evropi koja je tada bila u svom mračnom srednjem veku. Među svim tim brojnim knjigama je bilo i dragocenih karti i mapa koje su sigurno pomogle Kolumbu da možda i donese odluku da traži put do Indije. Nekako je Kolumbo predstavljen mnogo mali u odnosu na ovaj kraljevski par ne znam sa kojim razlogom.

Y* & Like

Pozdrav, Vladan

ТАЈГА on December 14, 2010

Hola amigo Pablo, muchas gracias por tus elogios. Resulta que puse un texto en inglés , porque es el único que con más detalle explica la relación entre Colón y la ciudad de Córdoba. La historia dice que Colón tuvo muchos problemas para realizar sus ideas y que ya se las había presentado a varias cortes Europeas que le rechazaron. Intentando acercarse a los Reyes Católicos, que en ese momento estaban alojados aquí en la Alcazaba de Córdoba, él mismo también se mudo a esta ciudad. Dicen que aunque no existe ningún documento escrito, fue precisamente en Córdoba donde presento por la primera vez su proyecto a Fernando e Isabel . Resulta que en esa época los reyes estaban muy entretenidos con el tema de reconquista de Granada y le tuvieron que rechazar. Sin embargo, unos 6-7 años más tarde, en Granada, después de esperar tanto, Colón finalmente firmó un contrato con el corte Español y consiguió los medios suficientes para hacer su expedición. En Córdoba se despidió de su familia y entonces unos meses más tarde partió desde Palos de la Frontera hacía el "Nuevo Mundo".

Saludos y abrazos para ti de mi


I'm glad that you recognized the story of Columbus in my photo. Mahdi thank you very much. Greetings to Iran


Спасибі Вам велике за Ваш візит і хороший коментар vgovorukha.


Пуно хвала Владане на интересантном коментару и на свему. Унапређењу шпанске културе свакако је пуно помогао овај арапски утиацај, али нисам сигурна да ли је Колумбо користио неку документацију коју су донели Арапеи. Колумбо се тада био преселио овд управо зато да би се представио по први пут шпанским краљевима и тражио … паре. Мислим да је на самом споменику Колумбо представљен нешто мањим, али је такође оволикој разлици у величинама, вероватно допринео и овакав угао.


voja Milenovic on December 14, 2010

tajra ja bio i pročitao,svidja mi se

ТАЈГА on December 14, 2010

Па ни мени није сметало то што је он мањи :)) бар док сам сликала није ми се учинио тако мали, као што сад изгледа … Хвала Гаго


Хвала ти што си био Војиславе, драго ми је да ти се свиђа, поздрав од Тајге , ћирилицом или Tajge латиницом


ТАЈГА on December 14, 2010

А ево коначно се сетих зашто нисам хтела да сликам и са друге стране, краљ и краљица изгледају као да имају кијавицу или какву другу болешчугу

Сувајац on December 14, 2010

:))

TomBit on December 15, 2010

Wonderful vie. excellnt composition.

Like 7

Greetings from Poland. Tomek

Faintlightofdawn on December 15, 2010

nicely balanced composition with nice colour, liked, best wishes, Fai

Zygmunt Czarnecki on December 15, 2010

Beautiful photo,excellnt composition, LIKE

Greetings from Poland. Zygmunt.

Pablo Cruz on December 16, 2010

Amiga! Me resultó raro ver Los detalles en Inglés! Casi siempre los pones en Serbio o Español! :))))))

Gracias por la explicación!

Y sí! Imagino que debió ser dificil que aceptaran la idea de Colón de explorar nuevas rutas De navegación! Debío ser una idea bien Loca para esa epoca! :))))))))))

Pero mira! Que nos encontró a nosotros! :))))

Oye! leí en mi galería un comentario tuyo donde me saludas desde Madrid! :)))))))))))))

Que genial! Y que Envidia! Sabes! Me encantaría conocer la Capital Española! En especial deseo visitar la Cibiles Y Observar todos esos preciosos edificios que la Rodean! :)))))))))

En cierta ocasion! En una foto tuya! Nocturna que hiciste desde Madrid! Escribí lo siguiente:

Que recordaras, las Tardes de Invierno por Madrid..........

Hoy agrego...........

Las noches enteras sin dormir!........... :))

Y recuerda que Siempre:

Puedes Contar Conmigo!

Un abrazo! Amiga! Cuidate Mucho! :)))))))))

sonjamar on December 16, 2010

Dobro si uslikala ovog RADOZNALOG.

Verovatno ima negde i u Americi spomenik Kolumbu.Ne secam se da sam ga negde videla.

L-9

ljube.le on December 16, 2010

Tu sam...posmatram i uživam... Pozdrav

ТАЈГА on December 16, 2010

Dzięki Tomek


Thanks for your nice opinion, Fai, best regards


Dzięki Zygmunt, best wishes for Poland


Te saludé desde el sitio donde vivo Pablo, pero no paso mucho por el centro, porque a estas fechas , pasar por allí es insoportable. Es verdad, que cuando voy , casi nunca llevo mi cámara, sino sólo mi móvil y la calidad de esas fotos no está a nivel de Panoramio. Por eso no tengo aquí muchas fotos, pero tengo una que está muy cerca de mi casa. Gracias por una bonita canción, veo que La oreja te encanta, a mi también. Otro abrazo para ti sólo :)


Драго ми је да ти се допада Соња, Колумбо на ”Новом континенту” има пуно споменика исто као и на старом, али осим тога, има и земљу која носи његово име :), мада је он прво дотако тло земље која се данас зове Куба.


Хвала Љубе, драго ми је и ја уживам кад ти уживаш. Поздрав за тебе


Mr Pesty on December 17, 2010

very beautiful photo!

like!

season's greetings, scott

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