A medina quarter is a distinct city section found in many North African cities. The medina is typically walled, contains many narrow and maze-like streets. The Old Medina (predating the French protectorate) of Casablanca attracts fewer tourists than the medinas of cities like Fes and Marrakech. However, it has undergone some restoration in recent years. Included in this project have been the western walls of the medina, its skala, or bastion, and its colonial-period clock tower.
This is looking inside, beyond the eastern walls of the medina. The minaret of an ancient mosque is competing with rooftops, satellite dishes and TV antennas for attention.
Uydu Çanakları Tarafından Gizlenmiş
Bir medine semti birçok Kuzey Afrika şehirlerde bulunan ayrı bir şehir bölümüdür. Medine, genellikle duvarlıdır ve birçok dar ve labirent gibi sokakları içerir. Kazablanka Eski Medinesi (Fransız himayesi öncesinden kalmış) Fes ve Marakeş gibi şehirlerin medinelerinden daha az turist çekiyor. Ancak, son yıllarda bazı restorasyona uğramıştır. Bu projeye medinenin batı duvarları, skalası veya kalesi, ve sömürge döneminden saat kulesi dahil olmuştur.
Bu, içeriye, medinenin doğu duvarlarının ötesine bakıyor. Eski bir caminin minaresi ilgi için çatılar, uydu çanakları ve TV antenleri ile yarışıyor.
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jemaflor (90217) 2013-11-20 23:16
well seen and taken all these satellite dishes ... good composition with this tower and good colors contrast, tfs
Nicou (131662) 2013-11-21 1:07
les tons sont sueprbe le jaune en fond et le vert sur la mosquée quelle image et cette mosquée avec le minaret en forme rectangulaire sueprbe vue et comp avec le cadrage des troncs des arbres.
Bravo et amitié
Kugart (1778) 2013-11-21 5:01
What reall strikes me about this shot is the chaotic nature of the rooftops with satellite dishes, TV Ariel's, telephone cables and washing hanging out on lines. All this in contrast to the beautiful painted tower. Lovely saturated colours and composition framed between the two trees.
PaulVDV (24823) 2013-11-21 9:42
The number of satellite dishes is very remarkable in this urban jungle of Casablanca's medina.
But at the same time we see the beautiful architectural decorations of the mosque. Green as the traditional colour of Islam and the colour of more mosques in the Maghreb.
The picture is framed at both sides with palmtrees. Perhaps a step backwards could have shown these a little better. Probably that wasn't possible.
Best regards, Paul
ikeharel (64041) 2013-11-21 11:29
You had intended to take a pic. of the green tower of a mosque, and came up with sat.dishs. Nevertheless, managed a unique perspective of urban life in Casablanca.
Well framed with the palms on sides, and nicely divided between blue and yellow.
ourania (37514) 2013-11-21 13:57
I know that this view is a very real part of daily life in Casablanca and so many other cities but the word surreal came to my mind when I first viewed the photo and is still staying with me. The vibrance of so many seemingly incompatible elements, the rich, soft and luminous colours that create an effect of moodiness, the great range of alternating textures, make this scenery look unique and captivating. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great day,
thebest (4276) 2013-11-21 19:33
The colours & satellite dishes of Casablanca - a destination I would like to head too!
I love the colours & the tiles on the the building behind the yellow wall.
Excellent Composition, Light & POV.
Miguel82 (26905) 2013-11-22 1:39
An interesting view of Casa roofs, nice colors and sharpness, many satellite dishes and tv antenna, a minaret of the medina quarter is visible in the bg, high resolution, all the best, have a nice day
eldancer1 (32906) 2013-11-23 7:47
I visited my old country the Philippines in 2007 and to my dismay satellite dishes and cell phones towers were all over even the pristine forest. Nice capture of this scene with good lighting and nice details. Well done, tfs.
jmdias (59298) 2013-12-07 23:57
yes, these satellite dishes are installed in many towns in morocco, sometimes they bring damages to the image of the places, but at same time they bring information for the people too. this image shows the chock between the traditional and modern way of life.
- Copyright: Murat Tanyel (mcmtanyel) (17267)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-03-04
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Kodak EasyShare Z980, JPEG Normal
- Exposure: f/5.0, 1/250 seconds
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- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-11-20 20:03