Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Hassan II Mosque EC #8

This afternoon, we went to the Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca which is
 the largest Mosque in Morocco and the 3rd largest mosque in the world.

 It overlooks the Atlantic Ocean and has a gigantic glass floor with room for 25,000 worshipers. 80,000 more worshipers can be held in the rest of the mosque for a total of 105,000 worshipers. 

Only those who are Muslim may enter the mosque, but anyone can visit the outside and take pictures. 

Extra Credit Question #8:
This tall structure is called a minaret. The mosque's minaret stands tall at 210 meters.
How many feet is this?


Lovely tile work




Getting closer


Inside the mosque - from the doorway.


One of the pillars

A closer view

The detail that went into this construction is amazing!


Moroccan lantern

One of the ocean views from outside the mosque


Ms. Cummings!

17 comments:

  1. ec #8 answer : roughly 689 feet

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  2. Thank you everyone! It is 689 feet to the nearest foot, so you're all correct. :)

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    1. 210 meters = 688.976 feet
      -Nysa
      P.S sorry for answering so late but now is the only time when my computer is allowing me to reply.It was not working before.

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  3. EC#9 Ricks Cafe was in the famous 1942 movie called Casablanca
    -Samantha A

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    1. I think you posted your answer in the wrong section :(

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  4. Hi Ms. Cummings,
    Looks like there is a lot of learning going on. Your students are following you from Brooklyn. This is soooo cool.

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    1. Thanks for visiting Ms. Chung :)

      I'm trying, and they are so quick to answer my questions!

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