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Koutoubia Mosque

By TrevBatWCC    
This large 12th-century Almohad-style mosque features a plaza with gardens and a fountain - a nice quiet spot in Marrakech to sit and relax.
The construction of the Koutoubia began in 1141 and was completed in 1158. Its magnificent minaret is nearly 70 metres (230ft) tall and towers over the city, and is the highest building in Marrakech. The mosque is located about 200 metres (656 ft) west of the city's Jemaa el-Fnaa, shown in my earlier upload.

All archive images taken on my 3.2-megapixel compact Nikon Coolpix as Jpegs, and with a good bit of tweaking in Photoshop Elements 14!

Thanks again to everyone for your vote & comments on my previous uploads, it really is appreciated and encouraging 😀👍

Trev 😀

Tags: Morocco Marrakech Medina Street photography Fountain Landscape and travel Koutoubia Mosque

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Comments


3 Jun 2020 10:46AM
Great images Trev, and as always superb narrative!
Geoff
3 Jun 2020 10:59AM
Great interesting captures , lovely balance in the lead.
Sylvia
viscostatic 14 47 8 United Kingdom
3 Jun 2020 11:07AM
A beautiful haven of quiet in this chaotic city.

Phil
cats_123 Plus
16 5.0k 30 Northern Ireland
3 Jun 2020 11:07AM
A place I have yet to experience... looks fascinating 😁
3 Jun 2020 11:18AM
Just goes to show what 3.2 megapixels can do ... albeit with a bit of tweaking! Two lovely images; the lead is particularly striking. 😀
3 Jun 2020 11:35AM
Two great images of this 12th-century Mosque and interesting description.
bliba Plus
14 2 Austria
3 Jun 2020 11:59AM
very well composed and balanced
dales Plus
4 11 Australia
3 Jun 2020 12:03PM
Wonderful images of this fascinating architecture Trev
Ian
3 Jun 2020 12:28PM
A lovely couple of images Trev. Make me think of holidays!!

Stay safe and well.

Mary Wink
Irishkate Plus
10 42 118 United Kingdom
3 Jun 2020 12:29PM
I love the architecture of the minaret - a very pleasing design.
The avenue of trees is perfect to highlight the Mosque.
KateGrin
Jasper87 Plus
10 2.6k 158 England
3 Jun 2020 12:40PM
Now that is peaceful....
Mollycat Plus
7 21 2 United Kingdom
3 Jun 2020 1:03PM
Impressive building Trev and two lovely scenes.
Peter
boov 7 2 United Kingdom
3 Jun 2020 1:07PM
Terrific... x 2
3 Jun 2020 1:37PM
Two excellent images
Fefe Plus
8 53 34 United Kingdom
3 Jun 2020 2:17PM
Looks a very peaceful place to sit Trev.....I notice the benches in the shade are takenSmile
Diane
Lillian Plus
11 23 17 United Kingdom
3 Jun 2020 2:18PM
two interesting images Trev
JuBarney Plus
9 33 5 United Kingdom
3 Jun 2020 3:29PM
A beautiful building and well captured in both shots
Ju
3 Jun 2020 3:42PM
Two fine images here Trev with a great write-up. Lovely to see 👍
Did you ride the Marraketch express I wonder? 🌈 the name brings up the 60s song from the depths! Crosby Stills and Nash golden oldie 🙂

https://youtu.be/0TYq9RjdYYU

Dave 🙂
3 Jun 2020 4:56PM
learning about and seeing places i had no idea about - all thanks to your travel photography
Smile
Two well captured scenes Trev.

Ray
3 Jun 2020 8:45PM
Two excellent captured shots Trev..Lin
3 Jun 2020 8:59PM
Lovely images Trev, great composition.

LorySmile
EMJAYCEE Plus
11 10 10 England
3 Jun 2020 10:16PM
You chose good view points Trev for these two excellent shots.
Joan
davyskid 3 2 Scotland
3 Jun 2020 10:32PM
Excellent images Trev
Davy
Chinga Plus
9 3 2 United Kingdom
4 Jun 2020 6:41PM
Fascinating architecture shots Trev !!
Well seen, Isabel GrinGrin

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