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Mihrab, Shanga Great Mosque

Mihrab, Shanga Great Mosque

Shanga, Pate island, kenya

Shanga is a corruption of Shanghai after the Chinese who traded here. Curiously, several residents still have distinctly Eastern Asiatic features. This mosque with its trefoil mihrab also has elements of Gothic arching. It still looks dignified and elegant in its jungle surroundings.

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