There is always water. Mosques of the old medinas go hand in hand with the hammam. Courtyards are adorned with fountains and in some, large ablution rooms lay deep within the mosque. It is social, it is for cleansing ones self. In Casablanca, the mosque is built over the sea. A bastion of faith on […]
Entries Tagged as 'Palestine'
May 20th, 2010 by Darlene Nastansky · 4 Comments · Middle East, Palestine
“Why do you want to venture into the West Bank?“ Ominous 25ft walled gates wrapped in barbed wire and torn plastic bags escorted my crossing. Passport control, one-way turnstile, another passport control. An endless reminder of entering somewhere forbidden, dangerous as I cleared each security check, until the last gates opened and I entered Bethlehem, […]