Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Photos of Hassan II Mosque

These are photos of the Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca, Morocco. This is a newly built mosque that is constructed over the ocean. Inside, the floor is made of glass so you can see the ocean while you are praying. Unfortunately I did not have the chance to go inside. Foreigners and non-Muslims can only go in the mosque on a tour. It is the largest mosque in Morocco, and the third largest mosque in the world, after the mosques in Mecca and Medina.

View of the ocean from Hassan II Mosque, Morocco.

Photo of men in fez sitting at the entrance to Hassan II mosque, Morocco.

Photo of the entrance doors to Hassan II Mosque, Casablanca, Morocco. I made sure there were people standing under the doors so that you can see the enormous size of them.

Photo of Muslim women relaxing at Hassan II Mosque, Morocco.

Photo of arches at Hassan II mosque.

Photo of the inside of Hassan II mosque. Notice the ornate decorations and chandeliers inside the mosque.

Photo of a girl as Hassan II mosque. The mosque looked like a meeting place for many young people. Even couples seemed to be waiting for the lovers to meet them at the mosque. I guess since this is a pious Muslim country, teenagers tell their parents they are going to mosque, when they are really going to meet their boyfriends or girlfriends.

Photo of the Atlantic Ocean at Hassan II Mosque, Morocco.

Photo of the Minuet at Hassan II Mosque, Morocco.

Photo of the outside of Hassan II mosque, Casablanca, Morocco.

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