Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Windows into history

A window into the Noor el Hamedia Mosque, on the corner of Dorp and Long Streets in Cape Town. The mosque was built in the 1880s in memory of Abu Bakr Effendi, a Turkish Islamic scholar, who was one of the first people who wrote down Afrikaans, phonetically in Arabic script; thus providing a unique chance to work out how it must have sounded in mid-nineteenth century Cape Town.

1 comment:

  1. Mosques and historic churches always have something interesting to photograph