A moroccan man walks through the Quartier Habous or New Medina in Casablanca. Built by the French in the 1930s,the architects tried to marry the best of traditional moroccan design with modern techniques and facilities. The result is an idealised but attractive version of a traditional Moroccan medina.
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- The courtyard of the Mahakma du Pasha in the Quartier Habous or New Medina in Casablanca. The building was once a palace and law courts but is now a police prefecture. It has over 60 rooms decorated with carved wooden ceilings,stuccos and stone floors.
- The interior of the Mahakma du Pasha in the Quartier Habous or New Medina in Casablanca. The building was once a palace and law courts but is now a police prefecture. It has over 60 rooms decorated with carved wooden ceilings,stuccos and stone floors.
- The Palais de Justice (Law Courts) on Place Mohammed V in Casablanca. Designed by Joseph Marrast in 1925 in the Mauresque style,a blend of traditional Moroccan and Art Deco architecture. The huge central arched doorway was modeled on the Persian iwan,a vaulted hall that usually opens onto the central hall of the madersa (theological college) of a mosque.
- The Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca is the third largest in the world after those at Mecca and Medina, and its minaret, at 210m, is the tallest of all.It was built to commemorate former king Hassan IIs 60th birthday in 1993.
- A woman negotiates with a Grand Taxi in front of the faded Art Deco architecture of Boulevard Mohammed V,Casablanca.
- A woman emerges from one of the seven gates into the old medina in Casablanca.
- Veiled Muslim women enjoy the fountain in Place Mohammed V,Casablanca.
- The historic Hotel Continental perched above the port in the old medina of Tangier. It was used for some scenes in the film of Paul Bowles' book The Sheltering Sky.
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- Families and friends enjoy an evening stroll,or paseo,under the setting sun in the courtyard of the Hassan II Mosque in Cassablanca.
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- A Moroccan woman separates the wheat from the husks using a sieve in the grain market of the Quartier Habous or New Medina in Casablanca.