‘Fes - Bab Boujeloud’
On the picture you see the monumental Bab Boujeloud, one of the most famous city gates in Morocco.
While it’s generally considered as a good starting point to explore the medina of Fes el Bali and probably its most beautiful point of entry (certainly the main entrance), this gate is one thousand years younger than the rest of the old town.
Perhaps you will be surprised but it is constructed in 1913 under the French protectorate.
This gate marks the end of Fes el Jedid and the beginning of Fes el Bali.
Most visitors consider it as a must-see sight.
Pictures of it have been posted before on TE but then always the view from the outside. Here you see the other side.
The side facing out is covered with Fassi blue ceramic tiles painted with flowers and calligraphy. The colour is different when you enter the gate. The side facing the medina (the one you see here) is green, the colour of islam.
A detail of the green tiles can be found in the workshop.
When you enter through the gate you will find several small restaurants, some with terraces. The area around the Bab Boujeloud is very lively and definitely fun.
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macjake (71059) 2011-05-10 15:52
This scene reminds me alot of what i witnessed from the Medina's in Tunisia.
while looking at this scene, i find my eye is traveling all around the frame, picking up unique and cultural elements
emilbo (22616) 2011-05-10 15:52
Magnifique prise de vue et quel beau monument, j'allais dire arches. Un image de qualité bien animée et de merveilleuse couleurs.
Félicitations!... et toutes mes amitiés,
agulberk (3794) 2011-05-10 18:49
Very well composition with Very nice vivid and warm colors,fantastic ,oriental, warm moving street. Especially I liked sweet green historical style big gate of entrance of street and small sincerely walkside shops , cafes and restaurants. TFS
emka (104216) 2011-05-10 23:14
I do not remember other photos of this gate and I am glad you posted this classic. Typical Arabic arches that I like very much. Wonderful decoration with tiles. Nice colourful photo, full of life. I see the pottery for tadjin on the tables. Very nice composition.
danos (101794) 2011-05-11 1:39
i remember this impressive gate in Fes,with the interior market to be the eye caching for the visitor.The lot of people,visitors and natives make the city a roar one.
Have a good day,Danos
Atousa (7131) 2011-05-11 5:19
The gate is magnificent with the nice green tiles.. thanks for sharing the WS photo as well.. the details are interesting to see.. good colors n composition.. thanks for sharing.
Best regards, Atousa
francio64 (39888) 2011-05-11 7:10
bella immagine di vita quotidiana dal Marocco, con la bella architettura dell'arco in BG ad arricchire la scena.
npecanhuk (76927) 2011-05-11 9:51
Very nice and interesting mix of architecture & crowd details!
Truly attractive picture, inviting us for a visit around there!
Sharpness, exposure, chosen pov, colors, horizontal format, black & white & grey borders, contrasts and composition are all excellent!
TFS - congrats,
adramad (48426) 2011-05-11 11:25
Superb composition in the samples we as clearly this beautiful door, the presence of all these people makes the picture very much alive, that brilliant blue sky adds much beauty to this beautiful corner.
A well-managed light which gives a beautiful color and optimal image quality.
patdeph (35748) 2011-05-11 13:12
cette magnifique porte ne peut nous donner qu'une envie,la franchir,et aller explorer cette ville magique.Ca a l'air d'avoir bien changé depuis 1983 quand j'y étais allée,on a l'impression que c'est devenu un endroit pour touristes avec les tables de restaurants et les cartes postales devant elle.
Guenther (10915) 2011-05-11 14:52
a beautiful lively picture of daily life with a precious architecture full of colours and light... thanks for sharing.
Urs (14082) 2011-05-11 23:34
Thanks for uploading shots from Morocco, a country my wife and myself like a lot. We would love to return, but since living in South East Asia, it would be a very long journey. Excellent POV with the gate in the middle and the crowd walking by. Not to forget the Tajins in the FG. Vibrant color hues and high sharpness. Well done
jhm (157892) 2011-05-12 3:26
De poort opzich is al een foto waard, maar wat we er allemaal bij krijgen is wel iets extra.
Mooi diepte beeld, prachtig gemaakt met de vele mensen welke hun dageliojks werk moeten doen.
Prachtig fotowerk, mooi gedaan, bedankt.
rodgerg (55767) 2011-05-12 10:55
Goed avond best Paul,
Belle image de cette porte joliment colorée. Ton image traduit très bien l'athmosphère de l'endroit où se mélent tradition et souci d'attirer le touriste. Pour moi, un souvenir d'un voyage en... 1973!
AiresSantos (56155) 2011-05-12 23:02
Beautiful picture of the monumental Bab Boujeloud in Fez
I like your POV and details
Have a nice day
scroller (3445) 2011-05-13 6:35
A fantastic bright and lovely composition! Its not only the colours of the gate but also the people and the sky!
TopGeo (38216) 2011-05-13 14:11
An impressive gate in Fes
Very beautiful composition is beautiful and interesting
Very well composition with Very nice vivid and warm colors, fantastic, oriental, warm moving street. I liked walk in side shops, cafes and restaurants. TFS
lakshmip1949 (19081) 2011-05-13 14:24
Very beautifully composed shot of the street.The architecture of the gate is fantastic. I like the colors and activities.Very cheerful shot.
pablominto (53746) 2011-05-13 23:25
The amazing details in the gate is skillfully captured!
Pin sharp details and the pastel colours are well conveyed, all with the pulsating life in the street as a fine setting...
The point of view works well, and I notice the fine sense of depth in the scene!
paololg (31448) 2011-05-14 8:48
Ciao dear Paul,
beautiful photos, rich in detail and nicely animated by local people. You have emphasized the stunning architecture of this gate, putting it in an interesting context. The restaurant tables in the FG with the classic Tajine remind us of the good Moroccan cuisine. Excellent shot, confratulations!
Ciao, have a nice weekend!
Schnappilic (9692) 2011-05-15 11:49
Very well captured oriental atmosphere of the street. I like like both composition and color. TFS.
All the best,
lousat (95902) 2011-05-16 8:33
Hi Paul,magnificent pic from Fez,a lot of people,a sunny day,and the best light to take this beautiful gate whit the best sharpness and colors.Thanks for share,have a nice week,Luciano.
kordinator (21521) 2011-05-17 16:06
Realy famous place on your fantastic composition.
Perfect light managment,lovely vivid colors.
Many amazing details.
sacimar (27753) 2011-05-18 10:05
beautiful door, I like the colors of the image, the details of the monument are excellent, it's a good composition with all these people around, well done,
foozi (7101) 2011-05-18 23:31
exciting presentation of the historical monument and people action. How lively it is, as the people are seen caught unaware in their activities.
The colours are lovely and soft in good sharpness. Really like its architecture.
The stall selling drinks are well laid table.
sandpiper (6788) 2011-05-20 0:40
A great vibrant image, with lots to look at, well done, great composition.
Charo (51212) 2011-05-21 16:10
This gate is great with a beautiful artwork.
I like the animation of place in a perfect sunny day to take pictures.
Excellent details and colors.
paura (47186) 2011-05-25 15:26
A arquitetura é uma beleza, mais ainda quando associada a essa interessante cena de rua. Uma linda fotografia.
mauro61 (52857) 2011-05-25 15:37
molto bravo nel cogliere questa immagine unione di architettura e vita quotidiana.
Tanta gente per la via con la bella porta di fondo,
josepmarin (58359) 2011-05-29 9:57
this gate is impressive, and is outlined powerfully in your composition because of its great beauty and the graphism of its nice decoration.
The people offer us a real daily scene with the atmosphere of this tourist area of the city, in a composition with a great light and a few beautiful colors.
I like the vitality and the beauty of the photo.
Fis2 (103954) 2011-05-29 14:14
I like this daily life shot.
Good frame and colors.
jmdias (67209) 2011-06-23 15:15
a nice image showing the gate, even don't being an ancient monument it is nice to see and produces a nice visual effect. good image, excellent light, details and sharpness