Hassan II Mosque

Sitting by the seaside, this vast mosque dominates the sky line with its intricate architectural beauty. The Hassan II Mosque is the largest mosque in Morocco and the 5th largest in the world. A total of 105,000 worshippers can be held at one time. Those peering at it day in and night out, watch the sunlight beam on the marble columns and tiled walls from their tiny poverty-stricken shanties across the road. The extreme difference of wealth from one side to another still baffles my mind. It has given me a clearer picture of why religion is so strongly integrated into daily life within this region. This visit gave me a bit of clarity as well as a load of questions to think about. Concepts like religion, poverty, and thankfulness. All important, but sometimes forgotten themes within our lives. If you ever plan to visit Casablanca, this should be a place you plan to see. It will give you a new appreciation or if nothing else a beautiful view of great architectural work.

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One response to “Hassan II Mosque

  1. brilliant pics – i must go there x

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