Koutoubia Mosque // Thursday Thoughts by angelaseager

Koutoubia Mosque // Thursday Thoughts

An amazing viewpoint of Koutoubia Mosque, Marrakech’s top tourist attraction, and the dramatic High Atlas mountains from my hotel balcony during my stay in Morocco...

While the Koutoubia serves a spiritual purpose, its minaret is also a point of reference for international architecture. The 12th-century 70m-high tower is the prototype for Seville’s Giralda and it’s a monumental cheat sheet of Moorish ornament: scalloped keystone arches, jagged merlons(crenellations) and mathematically pleasing proportions.
Interesting contrasts.
May 10th, 2019  
Very colourful :)
May 10th, 2019  
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