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S: Morocco 2006

BC: Created by Susan Dess, 2010

FC: Tim and Sue's 2006 Moroccan Adventure

1: Tim and | Sue in Morocco

2: Casablanca apartments have interesting roof lines. Ancient forts protect the city's walls. Rick's Place adds a cosmopolitan flair to a Northern African Moslem city.

4: Atlantic Coastal lighthouses guide the way to Casablanca.

5: You need to be a strong swimmer or wait until low tide to get to these coastal apartments.

6: . | The whiteness of the city of Casablanca contrasts with the blue waters of the Atlantic.

7: The Hassan II Mosque looms above the city of Casablanca. It is visible from almost every point in the city.

8: A variety of arches frame the entrances of Hassan II Mosque.

9: The outside square of the mosque is designed to accommodate large numbers of worshipers.

10: The outside portico of Hassan II provides views of Casablanca.

11: The inside of the mosque is filled with surprises.

12: Prayer rugs line the upstairs floor; while, the sea water fills basement cleansing pools.

13: Inside Hassan II... | ...the simplicity and solitude necessary to worship.

15: Mosaics act as ornaments outside and inside the mosque. Earth tones dominate the color scheme.

16: Rick's Place keeps Bogey alive in Casablanca.

17: "Here's looking at you, Kid."

18: The Atlantic Ocean welcomes you to Essaouria.

20: Luxury hotels sport beautiful pools; but, soccer rules the beach.

21: Fishing vessels own the shore.

22: The Medina attracts shoppers with allure and mystery.

23: The Atlantic Coast of North Africa offers hidden treasures... ... pirates used to cruise these coastal waters.

24: The ancient walls of the Medina | replicate a fortress.

25: If people play soccer on the beach, what do horses and camels play?

26: The High Atlas loom in a distance between Essaouria and Marrakech.

27: The hotels in the Medina offer respite from the hustle of the souks of Marrakech.

28: Narrow streets and high walls distinguish the Medina of Marrakech.

29: Streets are tree-lined, while, buildings are washed in pinks and blues.

30: The scenery of Marrakech offers stark contrasts.... snow capped mountains and palms tress.

32: In Marrakech contrasts abound... ...modern streets, Djellaba robes, camels on the sidewalks.

33: The roads to Fes are mountainous, wintry, and beautiful.

34: Fes is surrounded by ancient ruins.

35: Rural mosques dot the countryside.

36: Farming and herding provide sustenance.

37: Rural shoppes and villages support an emerging modern lifestyle.

38: The Spanish territory of Ceuta on the coast of Morocco provides views of the ...

39: ...Mediterranean and Gibraltar. While, canals frame the protecting fort.

41: Ceuta brings cosmopolitan Spain to Northern Africa.

42: Ceuta is a welcoming change from conservative Morocco.

43: The Mediterranean touches Tangier.

44: The coast and surrounding countryside... | ...provide panoramic views of the sea and Northern Africa.

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  • Title: Morocco
  • Tim and Sue's 2006 visit to Morocco. Includes pics of Casablanca, Essaouria, Marakech, Fez, Ceuta, and Tangier.
  • Tags: north africa
  • Published: about 9 years ago