Photographer's Note

From my deep archive
I have been reorganising all the digital images accumulated over the years and I thought some of the old slides didn't look that bad and worthy of an airing. I shall go through them and see if there are any more I would like to share.

You have probably seen this numerous times, but this is my version;

Hassan Tower - is a great landmark and one of Rabat's main attractions located in a great square of an incomplete mosque complex Begun in 1195, the tower was intended to be the largest minaret in the world along with the mosque, also intended to be the world's largest. In 1199, the Sultan died and construction on the mosque stopped. The tower reached 44m, about half of its intended 86m height.

The rest of the mosque was also left incomplete, with only the beginnings of several walls and 200 columns being constructed. The tower, made of red sandstone, along with the remains of the mosque forms an important historical complex in Rabat. Instead of stairs, the tower is ascended by ramps. The minaret's ramps would have allowed the muezzin to ride a horse to the top of the tower to issue the call to prayer.

Cropped some negative space on the foreground

Shooting data: 35 mm SLR manual-focus Nikon FA, Nikkor 20mm f2.8 lens, Kodachrome ASA 64 Slidefilm and polarised. Scanned to tif digital format using Konica Minolta Dimage Scan Dual IV

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