Monday, 27 February 2012

King Mohammed V Mausoleum


Rabat, Marocco
The broken columns are the remnants of a mosque

These are some of my oldest travel photos, taken in the late 70's
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This is my contribution to Taphophile Tragics

23 comments:

DeeBee L. said...

Great photos and superb presentation!

Team G Square said...

Pictures have that nostalgic feel . nice to know about this place .

Catalina said...

Wow it looks great!!
I love your blog and I follow you :)

Theanne said...

very interesting!

Sylvia K said...

Terrific, interesting captures for the day, JM, as always! I love your mosaic of such a lovely, peaceful looking place!

Sylvia

Lowell said...

Wow! I've been there! Well, we didn't get inside the palace. It was in 1957 and Morocco had just obtained its independence from France and there were police everywhere and the gates to the palace were guarded and when we came to close the guards moved toward us in a threatening manner...

I was in the Navy!

Fabien said...

Joli montage, bravo

Filip Demuinck said...

It looks like an amazing place. Top.

Greetings,
Filip

Julie said...

When I looked into this building and into Mohammed V, Jose, all this is much more recent than I had first supposed. He only died in 1961, I gather, after much conflict with the colonial French.

Thanks for this, as it gave me the opportunity to read about a part of the world that I know little about.

Halcyon said...

Really interesting. I don't know much about Muslim death rituals. Maybe I'll have to educate myself.

hannah said...

J´ADORE CE PAYS J´ADORE LE PEUPLE MAROCAIN, J´AI VECU ETANT ENFANT 3 ANS A SALE ....JE N ´AI JAMAIS OUBLIE LES PARFUMS ENIVRANTS DE MON ENFANCE. BRAVO POUR CES PHOTOS.

I LIVE IN SF NOW ...I DISCOVERED YOUR BLOG JUST SOME TIME AGO. THANKS.

Carolina Tavares said...

Ficou linda esta montagem e o lugar parece especial, a la ¨Mil e uma Noites¨.

Ann said...

That's impressive and, from what Julie says above, a lot more recent than it looks.

Mama Zen said...

Fantastic pictures!

bailey-road.com said...

A beautiful place.

Photo Cache said...

I would like to know if you've been to every continent and how many countries have you visited.

The Paw Relations said...

Wow, what amazing pictures.

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s.c said...

Looks like a place for mediation. A pity the mosque is gone . But great pictures.

biebkriebels said...

Nice photo's of a pretty big grave for one person...

Kathy said...

Your photos have held up very well over many years.

CaT said...

i like the third pic. are that 2 little kids? cute!

Cezar and Léia said...

Impressionante!
Fantastica collage!
Léia

Joan Elizabeth said...

All those posts lined up makes me think of the terracotta warriors in China.