|Hassan Tower Doorway Rabat, Morocco|
From the photographer (Kelsey Glover) of the photo, I learned that the building this young man is sitting at is called Hassan Tower.
Hassan Tower is the minaret of an incomplete mosque in Rabat, Morocco. Construction began in 1195 AD and the tower was meant to be the largest minaret in the world along with the mosque. When the Sultan died in 1199 the construction stopped. The tower only reached 140 feet which was half of the intended 260 feet. The rest of the mosque was also left incomplete but sits next to the modern Mausoleum of Mohammed V making this is a historical and tourist complex. The tower is made of red sandstone. There are ramps instead of stairs to ascend the tower. This was to allow the muezzin to ride their horses to the top to issue the call for prayer.
I hope you find the background of this painting as fascinating as I have.