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Jun 01 2011

WW: Hassan II Mosque, Casablanca

Category: Beautiful Doors,Wordless WednesdayLori @ 12:03 am Comments (5)

I dedicate today’s (almost) Wordless Wednesday post to my wonderful Moroccan mother-in-law, who passed away on Memorial Day. The gigantic titanium doors above lead to the Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca, Morocco. They reportedly weigh 10 tons, and are operated electrically.  To give you an idea of the scale, that’s me sitting in front of the large doors, with the smaller pair to my left.  —>>

You can read more about the Hassan II Mosque by following these links:

Photo of doors closed courtesy of Milamber, via Flickr.
Photo of doors open courtesy of Vladimir Melnik, via Shutterstock.
Photo of me courtesy of my husband, who was supposed to be taking a photo of the big door.  This photo was taken at the very beginning of his training in 1998.  🙂

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5 Responses to “WW: Hassan II Mosque, Casablanca”

  1. Brad Keyes says:

    Lori… I am so sorry for your loss.

  2. Jim White says:

    Hi Lori and family.
    I am very sorry to hear about your mother-in-law. Please pass my condolences along to your husband and children. As a son who has lost his mother, I feel for you all for such a great loss. The doors you picked to honor her are very fitting in my mind. For me, my mother was the glue that bound the family together and is held at an extremely high level of esteme. The momumental doors in the center are how I viewed my mother in comparision to others, except my father of course, of whom I could say the same. Again, I am very sorry for your loss.

  3. Steve Hornyak, DAHC says:

    Lori, so sorry to hear your mother-in-law passed.

  4. B. Holt says:

    I am saddened to hear of the passing of your Mother-in-law. My condolences to you and your family.

  5. Lindsey says:

    Lori – I am so sorry to hear about your loss. My thoughts & prayers are with you and your family during this time.

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