4. Stunning “Imperfections” in Morocco
The Moroccan pavilion is our favourite for pure aesthetics. It’s just beautiful, and makes you feel like you’re actually on the streets of or in a marketplace in Morocco. While admittedly part of that feeling is due to the lovely smell of incense that wafts through the area, much of it is because of the stunning mosaic artwork that fills the pavilion. There are plenty of spots to stop and enjoy a quiet moment, while taking in the intricate tile work. Though it’s not common knowledge, the Moroccan government sent numerous artisans to Walt Disney World’s Epcot to design and create the mosaic artwork. If you look closely, you’ll see that there are cracks or flaws in some of the tiles. No, this isn’t an oversight, or a result of damage; it’s intentional. Muslims believe that only Allah can create perfection, so the Moroccan artisans, infusing the pavilion with their cultural beliefs, purposely created imperfect tiles so that every mosaic is, by design, “flawed”.