Welcome to the Maghreb
Welcome to the Maghreb
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treasureboxes:

Courtyard Stair, Sidi Bou Said (Tunisia)
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Mahdia Palace (Tunisia)
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Bab El Bahar, Tunis
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The Portuguese Cistern, El Jadid (Morocco). El Jadida (Mazagan) is the site of Punic Rubisis and the old Portuguese fort of El Brija El Jadida. It is now a relaxed seaside town much favored by Moroccans. Built by the Portuguese, it evolved from a fortress, the Citadel; from 1513. It was one of the most important outposts for the Portuguese navigators sailing around Africa to reach the fabled Indies. The ramparts remain with their 5 bastions. A trip within the walls is a journey back in time with wrought-iron balconies still remaining, gleaming canons sitting just as they were left, gates bearing the escutcheons of Portuguese kings, a lighthouse now transformed into a mosque, a hospital, a prison, and a deconsecrated church. Most fascinating was the discovery made last century by a shopkeeper quarrying to extend his premises. He found a giant Portuguese cistern or reservoir, a jewel of vaulted gothic architecture. This underground wonder of the 16th century is believed to have housed munitions and also served as a fencing academy. Light from shafts above play on the water below. Orson Welles filmed “Othello” here.
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Tunisia
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Tunisia
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Algeria
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Morocco by Jacques Majorelle (1886-1962)
Morocco by Jacques Majorelle (1886-1962)
Morocco by Jacques Majorelle (1886-1962)
Morocco by Jacques Majorelle (1886-1962)
Morocco by Jacques Majorelle (1886-1962)
Morocco by Jacques Majorelle (1886-1962)
Morocco by Jacques Majorelle (1886-1962)
Morocco by Jacques Majorelle (1886-1962)
Morocco by Jacques Majorelle (1886-1962)
Morocco by Jacques Majorelle (1886-1962)
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Tunisia
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Libya
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Hotel El Mouradi, Tunisia
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Henna
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Port El Kantaoui (Tunisia)
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Mali