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Entrance to the Kasbahh of the Udayas, Rabat

Entrance to the Kasbahh of the Udayas, Rabat

Entrance to the Kasbahh of the Udayas, Rabat a photo uploaded by Travel With Olga on Flickr. A Kasbahh is a fortress with a city within the walls. The Kasbahh of Oudayas in Rabat was built around 1150 AD over the ruins of a previous fort that was destroyed in religious wars. The ruling families...
Slums outside Casablanca, Morocco

Slums outside Casablanca, Morocco

Slums outside Casablanca, Morocco a photo uploaded by Travel With Olga on Flickr. Slums are hidden behind walls but even the walls are crumbling. Inside the houses are makeshift but there are a few cars because public transit is almost non existent or totally unaffordable. Plus people use their cars to make money running errands,...
Rabat to Casablanca Highway shanty towns

Rabat to Casablanca Highway shanty towns

Rabat to Casablanca Highway shanty towns a photo uploaded by Travel With Olga on Flickr. When the king travels between the two main cities, police are stationed all along the highway to protect him. The state has made every effort to remove the poor out of site of the king but success has eluded them...
Band in Rabat greeting VIP’s in front of our Lunch hotel

Band in Rabat greeting VIP’s in front of our Lunch hotel

Band in Rabat greeting VIP’s in front of our Lunch hotel a photo uploaded by Travel With Olga on Flickr. www.travelwitholga.com twitter As we left the hotel after lunch a band with an unusual mix of tambourines and long horns was playing outside and chauffeur driven Rolls Royces were rolling up to the entrance for...
Rabat, exterior old walls of the Kasbah Udayas

Rabat, exterior old walls of the Kasbah Udayas

Rabat, exterior old walls of the Kasbah Udayas a photo uploaded by Travel With Olga on Flickr. The Kasbah or fortress was built along the shallow river. Now it serves as living quarters and a historical monument. www.travelwitholga.com twitter
Rabat, Kasbahh Udayas interior streets

Rabat, Kasbahh Udayas interior streets

Rabat, Kasbahh Udayas interior streets a photo uploaded by Travel With Olga on Flickr. Another clean and quiet streets within a warren of alleys which have only one or two exits. It is easy to get lost in a Kasbahh. www.travelwitholga.com twitter
Interior of the Kasbahh of the Udayas, Rabat

Interior of the Kasbahh of the Udayas, Rabat

Interior of the Kasbahh of the Udayas, Rabat a photo uploaded by Travel With Olga on Flickr. The feeling Moors from Spain brought with them an Andalucian style of architecture and design which is visible in the blue and white painted alleys and the gradient of steps. It seems clean and quiet and much less...
Tower of Hassan in the unfinished 12 century mosque

Tower of Hassan in the unfinished 12 century mosque

Tower of Hassan in the unfinished 12 century mosque a photo uploaded by Travel With Olga on Flickr. This mosque which stands right next to the Mausoleum of Mohammed V remained unfinished for some reason. The interesting thing to note is the colonnade which has a Greco Roman feel to it. Much of Moslem architecture...
The inner chamber of the mausoleum of Mohammed V, Rabat

The inner chamber of the mausoleum of Mohammed V, Rabat

The inner chamber of the mausoleum of Mohammed V, Rabat a photo uploaded by Travel With Olga on Flickr. The mausoleum is built in the typical ornate Moslem style of clean white marble and that pristine unworldly look. We entered onto the balcony level overlooking the tomb and the Imam who attends to the deceased...
Rabat Royal compound and mosque

Rabat Royal compound and mosque

Rabat Royal compound and mosque a photo uploaded by Travel With Olga on Flickr. Rabat is the administrative capital of the country and the location of the royal palace. The palace itself is not much to look at from the outside, but the royal mosque, pictured here is a strangely ephemeral building with such geometric...