Saturday, October 31, 2009

Lion-spotting in Fez

Two larger-than-life bronze lions were installed by the City of Fez in celebration of Eid al-Fitr last month.

Standing proud at each end of Boulevard Hassan II between the palm trees and the fountains, the lions make a welcome addition to city sights. Statues are unusual in Islamic countries as they are forbidden in Islam, but animal statues, it seems, are acceptable. The View from Fez has yet to discover who the artist is.

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