Historic City of Meknes, Morocco ~ Meknes is one of the four Imperial capitals of Morocco (the other three are Marakech, Fes and Rabat). ~ UNESCO World Heritage Site. Quote from UNESCO web site, whc.unesco.org/en/list/793 : "Founded in the 11th century by the Almoravids as a military settlement, Meknes became a capital under Sultan Moulay Ismaïl (1672--1727), the founder of the Alawite dynasty. The sultan turned it into a impressive city in Spanish-Moorish style, surrounded by high walls with great doors, where the harmonious blending of the Islamic and European styles of the 17th century Maghreb are still evident today". ~ In the video: Place el-Hedime, Bab Mansour, Moulay Ismail Mausoleum, Place Lalla Aouda, Bou Inania Medersa. ~ www.youtube.com/watch?v=3lFsvkrqOno ~ 4:15 ~ Published on Jul 23, 2014 ~ Amazing Places on Our Planet ~
Medina of Fès, Morocco ~ ~ Fès is the oldest of Morocco's imperial cities. Fès el Bali is the old medina, founded in 789. The new town - Fès el Jedid was founded in 1276. Fès reached its height in the 13th–14th centuries when it replaced Marrakesh as the capital of the kingdom. ~ The Medina of Fès is listed by UNESCO as World Heritage Site for (quote): "The Medina of Fez is considered as one of the most extensive and best conserved historic towns of the Arab-Muslim world. The unpaved urban space conserves the majority of its original functions and attribute. It not only represents an outstanding architectural, archaeological and urban heritage, but also transmits a life style, skills and a culture that persist and are renewed despite the diverse effects of the evolving modern societies." ~ In this video: Fès el Bali, Bou Inania Medersa, Karaouiyne Mosque, Fondouk el-Nejjarine, El Attarine Medersa, the tanneries, Andalusian Mosque, Fès el Jedid, Dar el Makhzen (Royal Palace), and more from the medina and the souks. ~ ~ www.youtube.com/watch?v=2V7ChAu2XPw ~ 7:46 ~ Published on Aug 3, 2014 ~
Rabat is one of the four Imperial capitals of Morocco (the other three are Marakech, Fes and Meknes). It is one of Morocco's nine UNESCO World Heritage Sites. In the video: Oudaia Kasbah, Hassan Tower, Mohammed V Mausoleum, Chellah Necropolis. ~ Recorded June 2014 in 4K (Ultra HD) with Sony AX100.
Ait-Ben-Haddou is fortified city (Ksar) in Ouarzazate province of Morocco. ~ Listed as UNESCO World Heritage Site as "striking example of the architecture of southern Morocco" and "an extraordinary ensemble of buildings offering a complete panorama of pre-Saharan earthen construction techniques." ~ Many movies have been shot on site, like 'Lawrence of Arabia', 'Gladiator', 'The Mummy', 'The Last Temptation of Christ', 'Kundun', 'Alexander', 'Kingdom of Heaven', 'Babel', 'Game of Thrones', etc. ~ Recorded June 2014 in 4K (Ultra HD) with Sony AX100.
Dades Gorge is a gorge of the Dadès River between the Atlas and Anti-Atlas mountains. The gorge starts just north of the town of Boumalne du Dades and is known for the stunning rock formation and the kasbahs along the gorge.
Recorded June 2014 in 4K (Ultra HD) with Sony AX100.