MOROCCO, December 2012


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A swimmer, seaguls, citizens, cars & gravestones on the Atlantic coast,

in Rabat, Morocco's capital city


A view across rooftops in Rabat


Lieschen inside the ruins of Heri es-Souani in Meknes,

Moulay Ismail's immense granaries and stables for 12,000 of his horses


The ruins of Volubilis (plus stork nest):

A Roman Empire city of 20,000 inhabitants that thrived in the 2nd & 3rd centuries


A portal into the Fez medina, a still functioning Medieval city


The Chaouwara Tanneries inside the Fez medina, the heart of Moroccan leather,

its guild system little changed from Medieval times;

Rejoice that the Internet does not yet transmit smells!


A typical thoroughfare in the Fez medina, where donkeys have been employed for centuries

to transport goods (with the telephone arriving later)


The rooftops over the covered Fez medina reveal one of the few recent changes in its lifestyle


We journey into the Sahara Desert and encounter the immense dunes of the Erg Chebbi


We ride into the Saharan dunes at sunset,

casting our shadows onto an adjoining dune


A lone wanderer in the Saharan dunes at Erg Chebbi


The covered market in the Saharan city of Rissani


The Todra Gorge, on the Saharan side of the Atlas Mountains



The main highway over the Atlas Mountains between Ouarzazate and Marrakesh,

separating the Sahara Desert from Morocco's lush farmlands


A tiny slice of the immense labyrinth of the medina at Marrakesh


Lieschen explores the lamp sellers district deep inside the Marrakesh medina


Among thousands of other potions, "Berber Viagra" is on sale in the Marrakesh medina


The Prayer Hall of the immense Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca, third largest mosque in the world,

which can accomodate up to 25,000 worshippers inside and another 80,000 in outside courtyards


Another view inside the Prayer Hall of the Hassan II Mosque


The Women's Baths in the basement of the Hassan II Mosque (without the women)

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