the tomb interior

Zaouia Moulay Idriss II - Fes, Morocco 

This shrine is dedicated to Idris II of Morocco, the founder of the city of Fes. Building of the shrine began in 1717 and ended in 1824, and it has become one of the holiest sites in the city. The shrine has a functioning mosque and a tomb used for funerals. By the entrance, locals sell fruit, vegetables, objects and candy used for worship inside. 

Many Muslims make the pilgrimage to the tomb, in hopes that it will bring them good luck. For many women, it is hoped the a trip to the shrine will help with their fertility. 


Tomba de Brion | Carlos Scarpa

Carlos Scarpa is an Italian Architect influenced by the materials, landscape, and the history of Venetian culture, and Japan. Scarpa translated his interests in history, regionalism, invention, and the techniques of the artist and craftsman into ingenious glass and furniture design. Scarpa is buried adjacent to the Brion sanctuary. Several discrete elements comprise the Brion family burial site: a sloped concrete enclosing wall, two distinct entrances, a small chapel, two covered burial areas (the arcosolium for Giuseppe and Onorina Brion, and one for other family members), a dense grove of cypresses, a prato (lawn), and a private meditation/viewing pavilion, separated from the main prato by a separate and locked entrance, and a heavily vegetated reflecting pool.