Walk the Casbah

Everywhere I travel, I can't help but notice the architecture. In Europe it is narrow streets, gigantic cathedrals, and pillars and columns. In Thailand, it is thatched roof huts raised up on poles. And here in the Moroccan desert, it is mud bricks and neat almost Navajoan designs.

While I have seen this style throughout the past couple stops here on the hot* and dry side of the Atlas Mountains, the best example of it was seen near Ouarzazate* at a place called A�t Benhaddou. The reason for its exemplary condition is that it is somewhat of a tourist destination. Many films were made here include Gladiator, The Jewel of the Nile, and Prince of Persia. It's just my type of tourist destination, though, because the main activity is to roam around and look at the buildings.

I took some pictures too, not because I think they'd be any better than what's already out there, but because, when rolling solo, it is a good activity to extend your roaming around a place. Oh, and I found a geocache there too!


(Would you look at that...I made a picture oriented blog post without one of those silly self shots in it. I guess this is what it feels like to be a grown up.)

Sunday May 12 2013File under: travel, Morocco

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on Sun 12th May, 2013 08:18 pm PDT Mom said:
That's some fancy mud!
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on Sun 12th May, 2013 11:02 pm PDT Jule said:
Happy mudders day!!
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on Wed 15th May, 2013 09:54 am PDT Horge said:
Are you getting inspired at all for your cabin on this trip? I doubt that a mud-brick cabin would do well up in the northwest, but maybe incorporating any designs or decorations you've seen?
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on Fri 17th May, 2013 11:00 am PDT Wren said:
Cabin inspiration has been coming this whole trip, partially from the mud huts, but just as much from all the stonework through Portugal. Whatever design I end up with on the floor, I know it will come from some travels.
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