Dit is erg. Je eigen cultuur wegbulldozeren.
Innumerable ancient buildings, including the Bilal mosque, dating from the time of the Prophet Muhammad, were bulldozed. The old Ottoman houses, with their elegant mashrabiyas — latticework windows — and elaborately carved doors, were replaced with hideous modern ones. Within a few years, Mecca was transformed into a “modern” city with large multilane roads, spaghetti junctions, gaudy hotels and shopping malls.
De link: The destruction of Mecca
Dit artikel is geplaatst op 2 oktober 2014, in de categorie De cultuurcriticus.