On our first full day of our tour of Morocco in 2011 we visited the Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca. Normally I wouldn’t go out of my way to visit a mosque, but I am so pleased that we were able to spend some time in this amazing building. Over recent days I have shared many of the photos taken during that visit and today I have another set of them. The photos can never do justice to the artistry and amazing architectural design, nor does it adequately show the enormous size of this structure. They claim that it cope accommodate 25,000 worshippers at the one time, and I can well believe it.
The massive columns in the Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca, Morocco display amazing artwork like that shown in the photograph above. When enlarged (see below) the artistry is enhanced even further. It creates a truly amazing beauty.
Wherever one looks in the Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca, Morocco there is brilliant artistry on display. The above photo shows details of just one part of the ceiling.
I could have spent hours wandering around this enormous building while taking photographs like this one, but we had to keep up with the tour group and the special guide taking us on the tour of the mosque.
Wherever one looks inside the Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca, Morocco, there is beautiful artwork enhancing what is one of the most amazingly stunning buildings anywhere. Over recent posts I have featured some of this artwork and there are more to come in the next few days. Today’s photo shows some of the mosaics and woodwork panelling on the walls. My photos hardly do it justice.
One of the highlights of our visit to Morocco was a hour or so spent at the Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca on our first morning in the country. This enormous mosque is architecturally stunning, both in design and size. The photos do not do it justice, and one’s camera does a poor job of conveying the sheer magnificence and beauty of such a structure. Truly awe inspiring.