4 Jun 2009

THURSDAY THIRTEEN - Morocco

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Yesterday evening I came back from my roundtrip trough Morocco and wanted to show you the first pictures of this beautiful country

13 stops and views of the South of Morocco

1. Marrakech,known as the "Red City", is an important and former imperial city in Morocco.

2. Ouarzazate, the Holywood of Morocco, where amongst others "The Mummy, Gladiator and Martin Scorcese's Kundun were shot.

4. Aït Benhaddou is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and several films have been shot there, including "The Last Temptation of Christ" "The Sheltering Sky" "Kundun" "The Mummy", Gladiator and Alexander

5. Atlas mountains

6. Zagora, a well known town with a sign at the town border : "Tombouctou 52 jours", the supposed time it takes to get to Timbuktu, Mali on foot or camel.

7. a sunset in the Sahara on a camel

8. Erfoud, also is a popular destination for filmmakers because of the beautiful views of the Sahara Desert that the town's location affords. Desert sequences in the 1999 film The Mummy were filmed in several locations around the town, including the inside of a dormant volcano.

9. Tineghir is a town in eastern Morocco, in the Atlas Mountains

10. Red mountains

11. Villages were time stood still since 2000 years, but have here and there a TV antenna

12. the "blue men" Berbers who live in the desert

13. Camels and donkeys !


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14 comments:

diane said...

Very clever post. What lovely colours in the collage. Welcome home.

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anthonynorth said...

A place I'd love to visit one day. Great photos.

Carleen said...

Gorgeous photos! Morocco is a beautiful country. Happy TT to you!

I am Harriet said...

Who knew?
Great list.

http://iamharriet.blogspot.com/2009/06/lovin-thursday.html

Adelle Laudan said...

Great photos. It looks like you had a fun time. Happy T13!

Sue said...

Great list & photos. Looks like you had a great trip.

Thanks for sharing. Happy TT!

Melli said...

Look at you with Ahab and the camel! LOL! CUTE picture! And I love those colorful outfits the women are wearing!!! These are wonderful 13!

colleen said...

It all sounds and looks so exotic. Did you know that we had camels here in the Blue Ridge Mountains pre-ice age?

colleen said...

PS is that a harem you're in?!

lovesmukiwa said...

This is somewhere I have ALWAYS wanted to travel. I love the pictures. Thanks!

claudie said...

What an adventure! I hope to live that one day!

TorAa said...

I think I need to go visit myself.

Lifecruiser said...

Fantastic scenery! So different from over here! Like another world :-)