Thanks to Aubrey Stoll (Rosaline) these ruins belong to Meknes.
Meknes was built as the Moroccan capital on a fertile plain north of the Middle Atlas, near Fez by sultan Moulay Ismail, one of the first rulers of the Alawite dymasty that governed Morocco.
Moulay Ismail came to power in 1672 at age 26 and reigned for 55 years. When a French princess refused his hand in marriage, the young Sultan swore that he could build a palace that would rival Versailles in splendor. The City was completed by his grandson Sidi Mohamed ben Abdallah.
When in the early 19th century, Meknes ceased to be an imperial capital, it became neglected.
Thanks again to Aubrey Stoll(Rosaline) for the reminder.
Critiques | Translate
karmabreeze (88) 2006-03-21 13:38
The depth on this photo is fantastic, though I do think the impact would be greater if it were sharper.
carper (96) 2006-03-21 13:38
very nice one Robert,
I l;ike the well taken composition with a fantastic perspective and very nice the person in blue, very good technical job, well done.
Ramy (773) 2006-03-21 14:12
Its really a great place, seems like and endless path.
Very nice place, how could you forget!!?? lol
Polakowski (1125) 2006-03-21 14:17
Interesting depth effect.Simple composition.Good shot.
TeresaT (10806) 2006-03-21 18:18
Good perspective of these old arches.
Nice DOF, details and colours.
Angshu (56760) 2006-03-22 3:49
I like your DOF highlighting the repetative arches. Beautiful symmetry & the man gives an idea about the size of the structure. I would have liked the image to be a bit sharper though
markstaples (15670) 2006-03-22 4:07
This is a great shot Robert, your POV is just perfect and the perspective amazing. Nice work and thanks for sharing.
Framboisilla (5277) 2006-03-22 4:43
Très jolie perspective sous ces arches de pierre, j'aime beaucoup l'emboîtement de celles-ci et la personne dans la compo permet une meilleure appréciation de la profondeur. Je trouve juste que ça manque un peu de contrastes, j'ai posté un WS pour voir !
sam224 (6215) 2006-03-22 7:52
Very nice and interesting composition here. I like the repetition of the arches and the depth they give to the image.
Very well done!
rosaline (0) 2006-03-22 13:55
Great shot here and nice depth. The place is called Meknes and is characteristic of all these arches. I'm not sure about the tourist in the picture, but the shot still delivers awesome impact. Well done.
Rossignol (2289) 2006-03-22 18:20
Great perspective and symmetry in the long line of arches in this shot, Robert. I can't decide whether I like the figure being there, to give a sense of scale, or whether I'd rather have an uninterrupted view down the 'tunnel' formed by the old stone arches. Either way it's a great shot.
IvarsU (2505) 2006-03-25 15:58
Perfect rhythm of these archs! Good POV and composing of dramatic picture.
martou (1660) 2006-05-11 20:36
vraiment très réussi ce cadrage vertical, un excellent point de vue qui donne une lecture de la photo irréprochable, un sujet bien placé qui ajoute à la composition, très belle netteté, beau travail,
fserajian (2299) 2006-07-17 16:27
Lovely composition and good colours, the notes are very useful too. TFS
pablominto (53746) 2007-08-15 0:26
An interesting perspective on North Africa!
Great repetition of arches, all presented in this attractive composition...
Good textures in the walls, the blue person is well placed and offers an exciting colour contrast!
vincz (19113) 2007-08-15 12:33
Tres belle ambaince avec cette enfilade d'arche. Une tres belle composition.
wolfy75 (454) 2007-10-21 19:29
Superbe, belle lignes et couleurs. Ca resemble un peu a lorsqu'on place deux miroirs un en face de l'autre.
gunbud (34066) 2007-10-28 19:37
Excellent compostion with wonderful depth and fine details to this ancient archway. Very informative note as to the wonderful history of this beautiful spot and about its sultan.
ikeharel (73555) 2010-11-15 21:20
A fantastic DOF in picture, Robert.
Corridor under the old arcs, well collected, as light coming through .
npecanhuk (75592) 2011-01-27 11:24
Composition with arches are always welcome, specially when the quality is excellent like in this case here!
I love every single part of this picture!
TFS - congrats,
EstudioChispa (2176) 2013-08-15 12:19
Pour rivaliser avec Versailles ? Peut-être !
Il s'agit d'une image spectaculaire.
Je voulais faire des commentaires sur vos autre foto du Maroc, de la réparation des filets de pêcheurs.
Mais cette image mandaté mon attention.
La profondeur de la voie, arche après arche après arch, apparaît bien.
nikkitta (17066) 2013-08-20 14:02
Just saw this capture on your page and Meknes came to my mind along with this incredible place, the Royal stables at the side of Agdal reservoir
I was there years ago
Composition with perspective and contrasts, good scanned work
Hasta luego, te felicito
- Copyright: Robert Deschenes (clic) (17417)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 1994-05-00
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Leica M4, 35mm, Agfa Optima 100
- Exposure: f/8, 1/125 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2006-03-21 13:34