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Bab Agnaou (Arabic باب اكناو) is one of the nineteen gates of Marrakech, Morocco. It was built in the 12th century in the time of the Almohad dynasty.
While Bab er Robb was the official entrance to the city, Bab Agnaou gives entrance to the royal kasbah in the southern part of the medina of Marrakech. The kasbah, built by the Almohad sultan Abu Yusuf Yaqub al-Mansur, is the site of El Mansouria (the kasbah mosque), the El Badi Palace and the Saadian Tombs.
Camera: Canon Eos 6D
Focal Length: 31 mm
Shutter Speed: 1/125
This was taken at the "Palais Royale".........the shack the Royal family use when in Residence in Marrakech.
When I was walking around the grounds the Police and Army personnel, guarding the joint, were very sensitive to me talking pics so I sneaked a few off when they were shooting someone else.
You know how sometimes you have one go at something.......(watch it!!!)....it applies here.........went back on a couple of occasions but the sky was overcast when the guards were reloading their guns.
And yes i know they are trees or big weeds.........but we all have our crosses to bare........
The Saadian tombs in Marrakech date back from the time of the sultan Ahmad al-Mansur (1578-1603). The tombs were discovered in 1917 and were restored by the Beaux-arts service. The tombs have, because of the beauty of their decoration, been a major attraction for visitors of Marrakech.
The mausoleum comprises the interments of about sixty members of the Saadi Dynasty that originated in the valley of the Draa River. Among the graves are those of Ahmad al-Mansur and his family. The building is composed of three rooms. The most famous is the room with the twelve columns. This room contains the grave of the son of the sultan's son, Ahmad al-Mansur. The stele is in finely worked cedar wood and stucco work. The monuments are made of Italian Carrara marble.
Outside the building is a garden and the graves of soldiers and servants.
Camera: Canon Eos 6D
Focal Length: 17 mm
Shutter Speed: 1/80
Los Jardines Majorelle eran propiedad de Jacques Majorelle, un pintor francés afincado en Marrakech. Posteriormente Yves Saint-Laurent compró la villa, restauró el jardín y abrió un museo bereber.
Los Jardines de la Menara se construyeron en el siglo XII. El pabellón es del XVI y servía de residencia veraniega del sultán.
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Sunset over the Koutoubia Mosque and Jamma El Fna square in Marrakech
Marrakech is an amazing city but its quite scary when you're walking down streets this narrow and are expected to get out of the way of crazy men on mopeds!! and the occasional donkey too!