Essaouira depuis le sommet de la Skala Sud
Essaouira (الصويرة) (la bien dessinée) est une ville portuaire du Maroc de la côte atlantique comptant environ 70 000 habitants et le chef-lieu de la province du même nom qui compte environ 500 000 habitants. Elle a aussi été appelée Amogdul (la bien gardée) en berbère, Mogdura en portugais, Mogadur en espagnol et Mogador en français.
Source : Wikipedia - Essaouira
Nice corner with lots of colorful Moroccan rugs for sale.
Héritage du temps et transmis de père en fils, le travail du bois est l'un des artisanats traditionne...
Outside an attractive pottery shop along Rue Laalouj
Beautiful alley way with lots of colorful rugs on display
Another panorama from alleyway I have coinde as 'rug alley' very impressive colored rugs for sale.
In between a rampart on the medina city wall of Essaouira at sunset
On the medina wall in Essaouira at sunset.
Medina wall tower at sunset.
Very narrow alley with souvenirs galore.
Beautiful fresh fish from this local market in Essaouira. Tip: dont buy the day after a windy day as ...
Welcome to Africa, AKA the motherland! Check out African Internet Radio while you're scoping the panoramas.
The earliest fossil of the homo sapiens family (human beings) was found in Ethiopia, dating back more than 200,000 years. Compared to this length of time, even the "ancient Sumerians" from 6000 B.C. are drooling toddlers.
Let's mention a few African heroes you may have heard of, for inspiration in the face of the continued economic inequality and violence which plague Africa today: Nelson Mandela, first democratically elected President of South Africa, who fought against apartheid and served 27 years in prison while advocating freedom and peace. Haile Salassie, Emperor of Ethiopia, who resisted Mussolini and the fascist Italian invasion of WWII, and who is worshipped as an incarnation of God by the Rastafari movement. Kwame Nkrumah, first Prime Minister of Ghana, advocate of uniting Africa in Pan-Africanism. Fela Kuti, inventor of Afrobeat music, who declared his home to be an independent state, ran for president of Nigeria, and to whose funeral ONE MILLION PEOPLE came to pay their respects.
In June 2001 the African Union was formed, consisting of 53 African States organized, like in the EU, around common economic and political development.
Text by Steve Smith.