Majorelle Garden in Marrakech
Located at the heart of Marrakech, Majorelle gardens are one of the most visited sites in Morocco.
Created by the French painter Jacques Majorelle (1886-1962), it took him almost forty years to develop it with passion. A walk through this enchanting place transposes you into another world, the time of a visit.
More Information on Majorelle Website...
Just a bit of the distributed suk in Marrakech Old Town. Wonderful place to visit although perhaps Au...
This is the court yard from riad Jdi, with a retractable roof.
Moroccan style house with rooms around a centred court yard. This one has a retractable roof.
A pity this house has crumbled down but now it nicely demonstrates the style by which most houses in ...
Marrakech is a truely great place to visit. Not so much the newer, French colonial style city with it...
This Riad, or small hotel, is located about 10 minutes walk from the main square, Jama Al Fna, in Mar...
Here is my son haggling a good price for a camel.
View in front of the Koutoubia Mosque and minaret at sunset. The mosque is the oldest and largest mos...
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.