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Monday, April 9, 2007

Casablanca





Casablanca is an Oscar-winning 1942 romantic film set during World War II in the Vichy-controlled Moroccan city of Casablanca. The film was directed by Michael Curtiz, and stars Humphrey Bogart as Rick Blaine and Ingrid Bergman as Ilsa Lund. It focuses on Rick's conflict between, in the words of one character, love and virtue: he must choose between his love for Ilsa and his need to do the right thing by helping her husband, Resistance hero Victor Laszlo, escape from Casablanca and continue his fight against the Nazis.The film was an immediate hit, and it has remained consistently popular ever since ...Stop, we are not here to talk about the movie go and buy dvd.... we are talking about the City...
If the Hollywood image of 'Casablanca' is important to you, prepare for a shock from Casablanca. The city is further away from Oriental romanticism than any other in Morocco, and Casablanca is a modern city — and beautiful in its own respect.
Among the most visible aspects of Casablanca downtown/center are the wide boulevards flanked by white, usually tall buildings. The streets run out in all directions from the Place des Nations Unies (United Nations Square, former Place Mohammed V; built at the turn of the century and redesigned in the 1950s). This place is the central point of downtown Casablanca, and also the point where the modern town meets the medina. The main streets of Casablanca start here: Av. des Forces Armees Royales (FAR), Av. Moulay Hassan I, Av. Hassan II and Blvd. Mohammed V.
Time OffCasablanca is rapidly developing into a modern industrial success story. The largest city in Morocco, its centre is impressive, with large boulevards and tall, white, well-kept buildings. The old city is more reminiscent of the Casablanca of Bergman and Bogart; a much smaller area with older houses and a good market. Certain landmarks are particularly beautiful, such as the Hassan II Mosque, which is well worth a visit. Casablanca AttractionsHassan II Mosque Boulevard Sidi Mohammed Ben Abdallah, Casablanca This immense mosque was commissioned as a gift to King Hassan II for his 60th birthday in 1989. Inaugurated in 1993, it contains a museum, steam baths, a library, a Koranic school and conference facilities. The largest mosque outside Saudi Arabia it houses up to 25,000 worshippers. With a 175-metre (575-foot) minaret, it is the tallest religious structure in the world. An eastern-facing laser, on top of the minaret, indicates the direction of Mecca. Special guided tours are available for non-Muslims throughout the day. Old Medina Central Casablanca This is the original Arab town, partly enclosed by the old wall. It is a maze of narrow streets and whitewashed brick or stone houses, full of shops with everything imaginable for sale. The Port Central Casablanca Morocco's biggest and busiest port and one of the largest on the African continent. With a number of deepwater quays, the port abounds with shipping from oil tankers to cruise liners. Fishing is plentiful as are pleasure boats. Centre 2000, a large shopping complex, is worth visiting. Place Mohamed V Central Casablanca The heart of the city; the square is flanked by truly splendid French colonial architecture, housing a number of government and public offices, set around a central fountain that spurts jets of multicoloured water. New Medina South Casablanca This area, also known as the Quartier des Habous or 'District of Holy Men', is south of the city and was built by the French in an attempt to solve the housing problems of the 1930s. The endeavour to blend traditional Moroccan architecture with modern urban planning has proved to be surprisingly successful. The Marabout Casablanca This is one of many religious sites in Morocco, thought to be the burial place of holy men. These picturesque, white-domed tombs are a few miles outside the city, on a little rocky island just off the beach that can only be reached at low tide. Many pilgrims make their way here, as it is believed the site possesses great spiritual healing powers. Ville Nouvelle Casablanca This area offers some of the best examples of Mauresque architecture anywhere in the city. Borj Sidi Mohammed Ben Abdallah Casablanca This imposing 18th-century fort at the lower end of Old Medina was built to resist raids from the Portuguese. The Grand Mosque Casablanca Sultan Mohammed Ibn built this pretty 19th-century mosque to celebrate the recapture of Anfa from the Portuguese.




Saturday, March 31, 2007

Rabat


















Rabat is One of the four imperial cities of Morocco; national capital since 1912.
For this reason Rabat is a good first base to start exploring Morocco. You can get in touch with life the morrocan way at your own pace.
The Kingdom's capital, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, has roots buried deep in a millenium of history..
In the heart of the city stands the Tour Hassan, the last vestige of an unfinished mosque. Behind its marble columns, the Mohammed V Mausoleum ., Rabat symbolises the infinite variety of Morocco. Rabat opens up only slowly to you. At the first day of your first arrival you will discover that there is another atmosphere here, and compared to other Moroccan cities people are a bit shy and don't start talking to you easily. Somehow, they don't care about you. , it elegantly combines an ancient history with modern culture.

Take Rabat Tour

Major sites
Mausoleum of Mohammed V
Mohammed V University
is located in the city.
Hassan Tower

Chellah necropolis

Kasbah Oudayas

Natives from Rabat
Younes El Aynaoui (born September 12, 1971), professional tennis player
Dominique de Villepin(born 14 November 1953), Current Prime Minister of France

et Moi how gew up in J3 Yacoub Mansour

Sunday, March 18, 2007

Photos From Marrakech

We start this blog with a photo from a Marrakech so what is the fuz about Marrakech every one wants to go there live there die there just look it at this picture and may be you will add yourself to these people too.
Marrakech or Marakesh (مراكش Murrakush), known as the "Red City or Al Hamra," is a city in southwestern Morocco in the foothills of the Atlas Mountains.Marrakech is one of the worlds enchanted places where time becomes suspended and, through its open door, you catch a glimpse of the past so rich and so remote and yet so palpable. You can sense the atavism propelling every trick and turn in the Djemaa el Fna, Marrakech's pulsating main square and one of the worlds great theatres. The Djemaa is a spectacular pageant of singers, tumblers, sorcerers, herbalists, raconteurs, impostors, preachers and snake charmers, all competing for your eye. There is nowhere else in Africa which so effortlessly involves you, blows aside travel cynicism and keeps you returning. If you get tired, observe the spectacle from one of the overlooking rooftop cafes.Marrakech is enchantingly sited at the foot of the High Atlas Mountains, snow-capped for much of the year in contrast to the desert heat of the city. Summers can be scorching, but winter is bright and crisp, while autumn brings delicious fresh produce into the markets and spring sees the Atlas Mountains covered in flowers.



















Take Marrakech Tour:




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Special recipe from Marrakech:


La tanjia marrakchia
Ingrédients 1,5 kg d’épaule d’agneaux ou de gigot d’agneaux 1 verre d’huile d’olive ou 100 g de beurre rance 1 c à café de cumin moulu 1 c à café bien remplie de Ras-el-hanout 1 sachet de safran en poudre ou si possible 1 bonne pincée de fleur de safran pilée 2 gros oignons coupés en six cartiers 1 citron confit coupés en 6 lamelles avec sa pulpe 5 gousses d’ail épluchées et coupées en 2 moitiés chacune 1 c à café de coriandre en grains 10 fonds d’artichauts 1 verre d’eau froide Sel
Préparation
Dans la tangia qui est une jarre en terre cuite, mettre la viande coupée en morceaux de 100 g et bien rincée à l’eau froide, y rajouter tous les ingrédients, fermer le tout avec du papier et une ficelle et la porter au hammam pour la faire cuire dans les cendres chaudes du bain maure (Fernatchi). A défaut de tout ça, vous pouvez mettre tout ce mélange dans une cocotte minute avec 3 verres d’eau et laisser cuire pendant 2h à feu doux ou 3h au four dans un cuit tout

Take tour of Marrakech with Hasna while singing:Marsoul Elhoub

Friday, March 16, 2007

Bienvenue au Maroc !
Ces centaines de photos du Maroc sont offertes à tous ceux qui rêvent de ce pays magnifique dont la beauté se cache parfois et se mérite...
Le maroc offre une telle diversité de paysages suivant les régions et les saisons qu'il est assez difficile d'en faire le tour en quelques photos.
Nous allons découverir les villes,les villages et de superbes paysages, des côtes, les palges, des montagnes d Atlas, le Sahara, les gens, les cotumes etc...

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