Sunday, December 8, 2013

Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca, Morocco

We recently showed some photos of Casablanca's Hassan II Mosque, but it is such a monumental building that it deserves us sharing a few more photos.  Above is an area for prayer, with the prayer rugs laid out on the floor in the locations where people will be kneeling.  Glass doors open to the sea provide bathe the interior with natural light.
6,000 master artisans worked on the decor of the mosque, which was completed in 1993.
This guard monitored the entrance to the stairs leading to the basement where people can wash their feet before going upstairs to pray.
These fountains and wash basis are for people to wash their feet, as shoes are removed, of course, before entering mosques. Natural light enters the basement from the area around each pillar.
The mosque sits on the Atlantic Ocean, which provides a scenic backdrop for this worshipper.
This family took a break from their visit to the mosque to relax on the steps, and for their daughter to adjust her pigtails, which I guess will be hidden from view when she gets older.

3 comments:

N Buckles said...

So beautiful and such an amazing place. Thank you for sharing...

Memphis MOJO said...

Gorgeous place, gorgeous images.

glenda said...

Quite an amazing place.the photo of the family is charming.

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