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As we drove into the backcountry outside of Dakar, Senegal, we saw this mosque standing tall amid poverty and telephone or electric wires. As you can see, the design and surroundings are quite different from those in our earlier African … Continue reading
Walking through the gateway to the Unfinished Mosque in Rabat, Morocco, the most striking feature is the Hassan tower, which was begun in 1195 AD and was planned to be the tallest minaret in the world in conjunction with the … Continue reading
The Chellah, at Rabat, Morocco, was originally a Roman fortress and munitions storehouse, built at the top of a hill overlooking the mouth of Bou Regreg river. Located at Rabat, Morocco, solid, stone walls stand tall around a sizable piece of … Continue reading
Looking out from under an arch in the Habous Quarter of Casablanca is this view of a towering mosque bathed in stormy light. Perfect photo op.
Muslims are required to perform ritual purification by washing their feet, hands, face, head, and ears before prayer. Down a flight of stairs in the Hassam II mosque in Casablanca, Morocco, we entered the ablution room. It is a very … Continue reading
The mosque of Hassam II in Casablanca, Morocco, is a gallery of wonderful architecture and design. The approach to the mosque is across an expansive, patterned, marble plaza with archways and mosaic fountains. Doors are immense and ornamented with intricate, … Continue reading
We walked to the mosque of Hassan II, where the sun’s golden glow slowly traveled from the tip of the world’s tallest minaret down to the plaza. It is huge, magnificent building commissioned by King Hassan II, of Morocco, and … Continue reading