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Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou
© 2010 Tomasz Dziubinski

Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou

Ait-Ben-Haddou, Morocco

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The Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou is classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The ksar, a group of earthen buildings surrounded by high walls, is a traditional pre-Saharan habitat. The houses crowd together within the defensive walls, which are reinforced by corner towers. Ait-Ben-Haddou, in Ouarzazate province, is a striking example of the architecture of southern Morocco.

Aďt-Ben-Haddou is an outstanding example of a southern Moroccan ksar illustrating the main types of construction to be observed in the valleys of Dra, Todgha, Dades and Sous. An astonishing loft-fortress overlooks the mountain against which the ksar is located. The lofts (agadir or ighram) are not uncommon in Morocco, but their defensive character is not always as evident as in the present case by the choice of a site on high and a fortification system linking the loft with the village, conceived as the last bastion of resistance in the event of a siege.

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laine06-Dec-2011 01:36
Magnificent!!
ac05-Dec-2011 18:34
Nice landscape and panorama presentation.
fotabug17-Nov-2011 21:36
Amazingly beautiful!
Karin Doeling17-Nov-2011 20:13
Wonderful light and colours! V
William Barletta17-Nov-2011 03:52
This composition is breathtaking. The tones are deep and rich without be garish. Of course the dry desert air means that one sees the full potential of the optics realized. ~V~
John Vass14-Nov-2011 17:42
Wow! Wonderful shot! The light is fantastic!
Tom LeRoy13-Nov-2011 18:06
Fabulous pano, all the elements of a master shot. V.
Arthur Lebacq13-Nov-2011 12:37
Fantastic light here.....excellent work again...well done....V.
Bernard Bosmans25-Feb-2011 03:35
Wonderful glowing light, beautiful shot. V.
Bert de Vos02-Jan-2011 12:48
Excellent image. Beautiful warm light and great view. v
Gert28-Dec-2010 15:53
stunning light and colours!
Sarah Rehfeldt24-Dec-2010 00:10
Beautiful purples and golds in this view.
Richard Calmes21-Dec-2010 17:52
Outstanding image! V
Marco Valk19-Dec-2010 08:29
Beautiful image; the light is magnificent!
Dan Opdal19-Dec-2010 05:14
Great composition, very nice banner. Wonderful Light V
A.Arif18-Dec-2010 22:33
superb colors
Milan Vogrin17-Dec-2010 12:56
Great photo!V!
CM Kwan14-Dec-2010 13:45
Amazing light, Tomasz! V
René Gysi14-Dec-2010 08:14
What a sight. Fantastic landscape picture with wonderful lighting. V
Paco López14-Dec-2010 05:22
Wonderful light here! V!
lou_rozensteins14-Dec-2010 01:03
Wonderful light and composition. Very well done.
kenindfw14-Dec-2010 00:30
Nicely composed.
Marcia Colelli14-Dec-2010 00:17
Fantastic view, nice colors, light and details V
marko gregoric13-Dec-2010 23:19
Very nice place and superb shot. V.
Graeme13-Dec-2010 23:09
A terrific view of this town and landscape Tomasz. Both the lighting and shadows are superb.BV!!
Eckhart Derschmidt13-Dec-2010 22:47
What a view. Phantastic!
Marina Arimany13-Dec-2010 22:41
Fabulous light
bill friedlander13-Dec-2010 22:32
Lovely golden light on this fantastic scene. Superb composition. V
Kinga Chwalkowska Zadlak13-Dec-2010 21:14
Lovely light & composition.
~V~
Michal Leszczynski13-Dec-2010 21:10
Wonderful view, beautiful light, excellent photo. V.
Tom Munson13-Dec-2010 20:50
A wonderful composition! Great work!
Rosemarie Kusserow13-Dec-2010 18:24
A plesure to view at in original size Tomasz! Amazing colors and light and excellent details, BV
Rosemarie :o)
Blandine Mangin13-Dec-2010 18:20
wonderful light ! v
Walter O. Koenig13-Dec-2010 16:18
Great lighting and atmosphere. "V"
Nestor13-Dec-2010 16:12
The golden light is lovely , the composition has a nice entrance into the captured scene.
Super tack sharp.
Vote 10+
silvia marmori13-Dec-2010 15:26
impressive light, warm and beautiful..
Patricia Kay13-Dec-2010 15:11
Amazing light and details Tomasz...a pleasure to view...BV
Barbara Read and Fred Schaad13-Dec-2010 14:43
A timeless image bathed in the rich warm glow of afternoon light. Voted.
Kilkenny Photographic Society13-Dec-2010 13:52
EDWARD DULLARD.
IMPRESSIVE LANDSCAPE. V
Santi Bravo Figueras13-Dec-2010 13:48
Excellent light, Tomasz.
J. Scott Coile13-Dec-2010 13:46
Grand pano!
Gérard Koehl13-Dec-2010 13:04
Cette vue est magnifique. V
davidksmith13-Dec-2010 12:55
Tomasz, what buttery smooth lighting. I love the composition and framing.V!
zyziza13-Dec-2010 11:22
Fabulous place and light!
V
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