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The Old Couple

February 11, 2012 Leave a comment Go to comments

The Old Couple

The Hassan Mosque in Rabat was going to be one of the largest mosques in the world, until it was destroyed by the 1755 Lisbon earthquake and left unfinished.  Its ruins are now in the grounds of the Mausoleum of Mohammed V, the previous king of Morocco, and there are lots of quiet places where people of all faiths can sit and reflect, or in this case, argue!

The cat was one of the many strays that lived among the ruins …

  1. occultoantonio
    February 11, 2012 at 9:56 pm

    very beautiful, like a cover of National Geographic

  2. February 11, 2012 at 10:26 pm

    The wall actually looks very interesting.
    for a second I thought it looks like a biscuit 😉

  3. February 12, 2012 at 2:56 am

    Such a well composed shot! It’s perfect – from the cat, to the details of the wall and the two men. I really like this image alot!

  4. February 12, 2012 at 3:43 am

    This is a wonderful photo, Alicia! And the black cat really puts the dot on the i. This is a real winner!

  5. February 12, 2012 at 6:28 am

    You captured wonderful gestures between the couple and also the cat. Perfection Alicia!

  6. February 12, 2012 at 8:06 am

    Thanks everyone for your really nice comments! This is one of my personal favourites.

  7. Steve Barnes
    February 12, 2012 at 12:27 pm

    A very good photo! Colours and composition – excellent!

  8. February 12, 2012 at 9:53 pm

    this is such a beautiful juxtaposition of elements, each one interesting on its own and yet working together to create a story. I agree with the comment on the cat. It might be tiny but i think it takes away the oscar here !

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  10. February 13, 2012 at 2:47 pm

    Love this shot!

  11. February 15, 2012 at 12:51 pm

    Love the composition of this photo– truly perfect.

  12. February 21, 2012 at 6:06 am

    Superb composition! Very lucky indeed to visit such beautiful place.. 🙂

  13. settleandchase
    March 22, 2012 at 10:37 pm

    You are most definitely giving me itchy feet…..!

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