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Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou
© 2010 Tomasz Dziubinski

Ksar of 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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carol j. phipps05-Jan-2011 02:41
Fantastic capture of the light.
Matylda Lempel-Chareza Photography27-Dec-2010 20:20
okolo poludnia to bylo?
marko gregoric19-Dec-2010 18:27
What a awesome scene. Great work. V.
Patricia Kay15-Dec-2010 10:02
Wonderful composition details and light Tomasz....very very beautiful...BV
René Gysi15-Dec-2010 08:27
Wonderful lighting and structures. Interesting and very nice architecture. V
Barry Moore15-Dec-2010 06:39
Fascinating image. Love the shadows and deep yellow colours. ~V~
Paco López15-Dec-2010 05:16
Excellent! V!
Cindi Smith15-Dec-2010 04:25
Old cities just cast a spell over me. This is magnificent. Beautiful image of this ancient city!
Barbara Read and Fred Schaad15-Dec-2010 04:13
Magnificent structures.
lou_rozensteins15-Dec-2010 02:42
Another beautiful shot. The light is excellent. Well done.
Curt Knaus15-Dec-2010 02:19
Wonderful detail and color. Excellent capture!! V.
Tom Munson15-Dec-2010 00:04
Beautiful light and composition! Well done!
Graeme14-Dec-2010 23:48
A spectacular viewpoint Tomasz.BV
Jola Dziubinska14-Dec-2010 22:05
Splendid view. V.
Kinga Chwalkowska Zadlak14-Dec-2010 21:42
Excellent postcard! ;~}}}
Kinga Chwalkowska Zadlak14-Dec-2010 21:41
Beautiful architecture is perfectly blended into the mountain landscape.
~V~
Paolo Peggi (aka Bracciodiferro)14-Dec-2010 21:39
Superb composition. Vote
Paolo
J. Scott Coile14-Dec-2010 21:12
Exceptional.
Colin Storey14-Dec-2010 20:57
Fantastic colours and light. v
Blandine Mangin14-Dec-2010 19:39
superb ! v
Michal Leszczynski14-Dec-2010 19:36
Beautiful light, wonderful photo, Tomasz. V.
Jim Coffman14-Dec-2010 19:22
Stunning image! V
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