25 May 2010

MY WORLD - CASABLANCA - Morocco


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I am actually on a round trip through Morocco, and today we visited
the Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca which is the third largest mosque in the world. It stands on a promontory looking out to the Atlantic. Its minaret is the world's tallest at 210 m (689 ft)

We took the usual tourist pictures, but when I am back I will write a little more about the city. There is such a lot of traffic and the cars are coming from all sides. Red lights are there but nobody cares. Crossing a street is almost like committing suicide, but apparently there are very few accidents.

Tomorrow we will visit Rabat, which is the capital of Morocco.



The mosque



a little closer, it is really enormous



The proof that I was there



together with my friend and neighbor Dominique (Yanouk's mom)



Beautiful mosaics everywhere

12 comments:

Mar said...

How interesting!! glad I am not driving over there :)
Beautiful architecture and your much deserved sunshine!
Do you have to keep your head covered ? my friend came back last week from a business trip to Iran and she had to have her head and arms covered at all times...

Gledwood said...

You must remember this
A kiss is still a kiss
A sigh is just a sigh...


All I know about Casablanca is it means "white house", I once went there for half an hour, where my Japanese travel companion argued with a taxi driver, who wanted to charge more to get across town than the train fair to Fez. So we went to Fez!! Sounds like you are having a charming time, all the best
;->...

Jo said...

Beautiful Gattina. Glad you're enjoying it. The traffic sounds like Khartoum - there is no road rage here. Enjoy the next leg of your tour. PS I love your hijab! Safe travels - Jo

LadyFi said...

It's just gorgeous!

Thom said...

How beautiful. Now don't you try and commit suicide with those red lights LOL Great photos. I'm glad you sent proof that you are there. I would have never believed you ROFLMAO!!! yeah right. Have fun my friend :)

Regina said...

How beautiful! Thanks for sharing Gattina.

Rajesh said...

Beautiful shots. Very colorful mosque.

Puss-in-Boots said...

That mosque looks beautiful. Were you allowed to go inside? I love visiting places like that...churches, mosques, tabernacles...I'm not fussy.

Maribeth said...

What a beautiful mosaic! Glad you are having fun!

Loree said...

I love Moroccan mosaics. They are able to achieve such intricate patterns with all the little tiles. Great works of art.

claudie said...

Marvelous shots, Gattina! The architeture is beautiful! A bath in another wotld!

Lifecruiser Travel Blog said...

Fabulous architecture - and the mosaic especially!