A minaret of square pillars rose up in the middle of the old city

Minaret towering in old city

Shot in Fez El-Bali, Morocco

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At the end of an alley like a three-dimensional maze in the Old City of Fez, I saw a square object stretching into the sky. This was the minaret of a mosque. This minaret belongs to the Chrabliyine Mosque, which was built in 1342. There were no tall buildings around, so the minaret towered over the old city as if glaring down at the city.

The minaret of this mosque is also angular like other minarets in Morocco. I guess it is the style of this area to make square structures. The minaret of the Koutoubia Mosque in Marrakech is also a square pillar.

You can see a speaker set up at the top. When the time for prayers comes, the azan will be played from it.

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PHOTO DATA

No

4248

Shooting Date

Dec 2009

Posted On

June 23, 2010

Modified On

January 14, 2021

Place

Fez, Morocco

Genre

Architectural Photography

Camera

CANON EOS 1V

Lens

EF85MM F1.2L II USM

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