I don’t normally post photos of birds and write about them here on this site. I usually do that on another of my sites, Trevor’s Birding. (I’d love you to visit – and even leave some comments too. Click here to go to that site.)
Despite that general rule I sometimes write about birds here and this time I couldn’t resist showing these photos of a pair of White Storks (I assume they are a breeding pair) on their nest on top of the local mosque in the town of Sefrou near Fes in Morocco. It is quite a magnificent nest an so photogenic, especially against such a beautiful blue sky.
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 enormous mosque in Casablanca is one of the most beautiful and magnificent buildings I’ve ever seen. The sheer size of the building is the first thing that impresses the visitor when even a hundred metres away. As you approach it, the building looms elegantly into the sky, and upon entering the main hall, the enormous structure takes one’s breath away.
That is not the end of it. Everywhere you look the stunning artistry and amazing architectural design is mesmerising. No wonder I took so many photos during our brief stay. I’ll share some more tomorrow.
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.