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Morocco 2006

Morocco -- Casablanca, Marrakech, Ourika Valley, Essaouira

One theme of the photos is the fascinating blend of tradition and modernity that we saw everywhere in Morocco. Clothing styles range from very conservative to the latest western fashions; languages vary from Arabic, to Berber, to French, to English; ubiquitous satellite dishes compete with mosques on the skyline of every city and town; ancient city centers (medina) are surrounded by rapidly developing suburbs and tourist hotels; students study the Koran and play video games on their cell phones.

Cameras: Canon 30D (17-40 f4, 28-135 IS, 50 mm f1.8, 70-200 f4 lenses) and Sony DSC H1
Mosque of Hassan II
Mosque of Hassan II
Nescafe and the Mosque of Hassan II
Nescafe and the Mosque of Hassan II
Mosque of Hassan II
Mosque of Hassan II
Mosque of Hassan II
Mosque of Hassan II
Mosque of Hassan II
Mosque of Hassan II
Women' entrance to Mosque of Hassan II
Women' entrance to Mosque of Hassan II
The city's historic clock tower in front of the port
The city's historic clock tower in front of the port
Satellite dishes surround the Mosque of Hassan II
Satellite dishes surround the Mosque of Hassan II
Place Jemaa el-Fna
Place Jemaa el-Fna
Place Jemaa el-Fna -- worker at open air food stalls
Place Jemaa el-Fna -- worker at open air food stalls
Place Jemaa el-Fna -- open air food stalls
Place Jemaa el-Fna -- open air food stalls
Place Jemaa el-Fna -- open air food stalls
Place Jemaa el-Fna -- open air food stalls
Place Jemaa el-Fna
Place Jemaa el-Fna
Majorelle gardens
Majorelle gardens
Entrance Ben Youssef Medersa Koranic school
Entrance Ben Youssef Medersa Koranic school
Entrance Ben Youssef Medersa Koranic school
Entrance Ben Youssef Medersa Koranic school
Medina wall
Medina wall
Medina wall
Medina wall
Medina wall
Medina wall
Medina wall
Medina wall
Medina wall
Medina wall
Medina wall
Medina wall
The Medina wall
The Medina wall
The Medina wall
The Medina wall
Washing before entering Mosque
Washing before entering Mosque
Practicing for next World Cup
Practicing for next World Cup
Wedding procession
Wedding procession
 Marrakech storks living on city walls
Marrakech storks living on city walls
Berber village in foothills of Atlas Mts.
Berber village in foothills of Atlas Mts.
Berber village -- churning butter
Berber village -- churning butter
The butcher shop
The butcher shop
The town beach is a focus of community life
The town beach is a focus of community life
Two worlds
Two worlds
The town beach is a focus of community life
The town beach is a focus of community life
The town beach is a focus of community life
The town beach is a focus of community life
The town beach is a focus of community life
The town beach is a focus of community life
Fisherman
Fisherman
Her robe and veil are in the bag, guarded by the dog
Her robe and veil are in the bag, guarded by the dog
The town's historic sea wall
The town's historic sea wall
The town's historic sea wall
The town's historic sea wall
The town's historic sea wall
The town's historic sea wall
The outer wall of the Medina
The outer wall of the Medina
A paradise for cats -- the town's fishing wharf
A paradise for cats -- the town's fishing wharf
Preparing  the fishing nets
Preparing the fishing nets
Preparing  the fishing nets
Preparing the fishing nets
Preparing  the fishing nets
Preparing the fishing nets
Preparing  the fishing nets
Preparing the fishing nets
Boat construction and repairs
Boat construction and repairs
Boat construction and repairs
Boat construction and repairs
Boat construction and repairs
Boat construction and repairs
Blue is the town's color
Blue is the town's color
Blue is the town's color
Blue is the town's color
Blue is the town's color
Blue is the town's color
Blue is the town's color
Blue is the town's color
Commercial fishing boat
Commercial fishing boat