The arches of Hassan II Mosque wove a geometric design

Arches in Hassan II Mosque

Shot at Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca, Morocco

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Hassan II Mosque is the largest mosque in Morocco, located on the shore of Casablanca. As its name suggests, the mosque, which was built on the initiative of the late King Hassan II, was designed by a Frenchman named Michel Pinseau. Was he a Muslim or not? Or does the design have little to do with the architect's religious beliefs? I'm not sure.

Since idolatry is forbidden in Islam, there are basically no idols of any kind, unlike Christian churches, which have gargoyles and the like. It is quite unusual to see a lion depicted in the Sher-Dor Madrasah of Uzbekistan (although the Madrasa is a seminary, not a mosque). This Hassan II mosque also had no idols at all, but was covered with beautiful geometric patterns on the outside. Straight and curved lines and curves were intertwined to create a mysterious world.

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PHOTO DATA

No

4181

Shooting Date

Dec 2009

Posted On

June 6, 2010

Modified On

November 25, 2020

Place

Casablanca, Morocco

Genre

Architectural Photography

Camera

CANON EOS 1V

Lens

EF85MM F1.2L II USM

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