Leaving the Mausoleum of Mohamed V we can see the two horseback guards at one of the gates of it.
Neighborhoods of Rabat
Rabat is an administrative city, it does not have many shopping districts, but many residential neighborhoods. Geographically spread out neighborhoods as follows:
The heart of the city consists of three parts: the Medina (old town), the Oudayas and Hassan, both located to meet the Bou Regreg and the Atlantic Ocean.
To the west, and along the waterfront, there is a succession of neighborhoods: First, around the ramparts, the old quarters of the ocean and orange (popular and middle class). Beyond that, a succession of mostly popular neighborhoods: Diour Jamaa, Akkari, Yacoub El Mansour, Massira and Hay el Fath are the main parts of this axis. Hay el Fath, which ends this sequence, evolves into a kind of middle class attendance.
To the east, along the Bouregreg,the Youssoufia region Mabella,Taqaddoum, Hay Nahda, Aviation, Rommani (working and middle classes).
Between these two axes, going from north to south, there are 3 main areas (middle class to very weatlhy): Agdal (Ward Building lively mixing residential and commercial functions, predominantly habitants are upper middle classes), Hay Riad (affluent villas which has been a surge of momentum since the 2000s), and Souissi (residential neighborhood ). On the outskirts of Souissi, as one goes further we get into less dense regions mainly constituted of large private houses to areas that seem out of the city.
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Romano46 (18472) 2013-01-29 10:34
molto simpatica la tua foto che accoppia colore e semplicità. I due cavalieri inquadrati sono diventati il soggetto della foto, mentre le colonne restano solo come sfondo. Per il resto domina il colore ripartito tra i rossi accesi delle mura e quelli più o meno intensi del cielo e del selciato
Ciao e buona serata
jemaflor (103685) 2013-01-29 11:08
Good angle and interesting depth effect, beautiful colors, nice light well captured.
lousat (98351) 2013-01-29 11:09
Hi Danos,very nice capture of one of the doors of the Rabat mausoleum,i like the 2 horseguards,a great opportunity for a spectacle for the tourists..ehehe..excellent point of view and perspective and great warm colors in the tipical moroccan style.Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano
boa (7715) 2013-01-29 11:24
i like ancient places and this place looks interesting. The two guards gives life to this scene, crisp and clear with wonderful colors, Tfs!
Have a nice evening.
PaulVDV (32743) 2013-01-29 11:50
Ha, I took a similar picture in 1981. Perhaps the guards here are the sons or the grandsons of the guards that I photographed then :)
It's a nice memory for me.
The old red walls contrast sharply with the bright blue sky. We have a nice view of the square with the columns that seems to be endles.
Best regards, Paul
mesutilgim (97738) 2013-01-29 12:02
Hello dear Danos,
Another nice capture from Marocco with good layout and many interesting notes.
TFS and best regards
gildasjan (43824) 2013-01-29 12:31
Très bonne image de l'entrée de ce mausolée sous cette bonne lumière latérale.Une très bonne complémentarité de couleurs avec le bleu de ce ciel.
Fis2 (107486) 2013-01-29 12:48
I like frame and colors.
pajaran (66360) 2013-01-29 13:05
Dobar tekst o gradu sa datim podacima ...
Lep pogled na kapiju Mausoleum i strazare sa konjima ...
Dobra ostrina snimka, kontrast, lepe boje.
Dobra kompozicija, lepo pokazano.
Prijatno vece i mirna noc, sve najbolje.
A good article on the town with a given data ...
Nice view of the Mausoleum gate, and a guard with the horses ...
Good image sharpness, contrast, beautiful color.
Good composition, nice revealed.
Good evening and peaceful night, all the best.
mkamionka (40123) 2013-01-29 13:52
these two riders add a very attractive touch to the scene. They seem to have such colorful uniforms. Never seen it before. Very well spotted here, the gate makes a wonderful framing to the columns appearing behind.
jacquest (19047) 2013-01-29 14:16
The POV is very well chosen with the ouverture on the mausoleum which creates deepness and the two guards with their horses. The light enhances the colors and there is very good sgarpness.
papagolf21 (110414) 2013-01-29 14:45
Bonsoir, cher ami Danos,
L'entrée principale gardée par deux cavaliers à la prestance fort élégante embellie la composition.
Un beau coup d'oeil pour une bien belle réussite.
pierrefonds (71725) 2013-01-29 14:53
The wideness of the place is giving depth to the composition. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the wall and of the guards. The light is giving nnice tints to the colors. Have a nice day.
tedesse (25135) 2013-01-29 15:12
Good POV and interesting effect of depth, beautiful colors and nice light, excellent sharpness. I like it a lot.
jmdias (69282) 2013-01-29 15:39
marvelous image, perfect in terms of colors, light, framing and sharpenss. the subject is fantastic. it is a pity , when I found these gards I took my camera while a false guide arrived and said me: it is prohibited to take image of them. then I went to other side to avoid him.
excellent compo, made me rememeber my time in morocco. TFS.
eldancer1 (36343) 2013-01-29 20:15
Those horses are beautiful! There's a white wild mustang at Cold Creek, Nevada, that I love photographing. Good lighting and dof with sharp details. WEll done, tfs.
Sonata11 (34007) 2013-01-29 20:39
very beautiful and interesting composition. Wonderfully capture and wonderfully presented. Like the colors, aharpness, clarity, POV and DOF as well. Great job. Like it.
All the best,
dkmurphys (65192) 2013-01-29 22:58
Impressive ruins, I find the place truly spectacular. Well taken capture, enjoy a fine day.
kato (11630) 2013-01-29 23:19
You're capturing well this place by a good composition and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see the entrance gate and horseback guards with a flag in front of Mosque. They're wearing on the costume of Arabian style. And, it's impressive in tall wall with brown color, too.
abmdsudi (58292) 2013-01-30 6:02
Nice lighting and conditions. Its a great location, I have been there only once, but your picutre makes me want to return. This is a very well composed and exposed image that would make an excellent illustration in any relevant magazine. I especially like the way you have interest in the image right from the foreground to the lights in the background. We simply can ignroe the wondreful blue sky, I love this shot, Congrats :))
ikeharel (79229) 2013-01-30 6:37
View on the gate and multiple columns beyond, with the guards on horses has fine DOF from chosen skewed angel. Beautiful contrast and vivid colors.
*** did not read the book mentioned, yet.
saxo042 (37968) 2013-01-30 7:47
The white horses and the red and green guards add good colours as well as life to this picture! Very interesting ruins and very strong and clear colours.
Kamilutka (8107) 2013-01-30 8:46
I like the POV and the composition which is almost symmetrical but not exactly :-) - great idea! Lovely colors and well given contrast. I also enjoyed reading your note - very informative.
Thanks for sharing!
dip (23892) 2013-01-30 10:49
ωραία φωτό με εξαιρετική ευκρίνεια,καλό φωτισμό και όμορφα φυσικά χρώματα,οι δύο φρουροί καβαλάρηδες κλέβουν την παράσταση και τραβούν την προσοχή με την πρώτη ματιά,
Graal (103038) 2013-01-30 11:03
an interesting view of entrance and guard by Mausoleum. Well presentation. Nice colours, amazing costumes. Good note and photowork.
Have a nice evening.
baclama (18896) 2013-01-30 11:04
de tres belles couleurs et un POV interessant!
jlbrthnn (76039) 2013-01-30 14:54
The colorful picture is cleverly framed. The light, colors and sharpness are excellent. A beautiful photo interesting. Bravo.
Have a nice evening
Angshu (56760) 2013-01-30 19:42
The two guards look quite real! The warm tone of the wall having a mud colour creates a good contrast with the sky. Through the open gate we can see the pillars which mark the place we've seen in your last post. Well done!
josepmarin (58359) 2013-01-31 2:21
these two horseback guards with their white and red garment are a true eye-catcher, but the splendid architecture of the walls and of the columns enhance the aesthetic quality of your composition.
A good management of light and colors, and a well polarized sky, complete an excellent work.
maria-v1981 (10964) 2013-01-31 4:07
Πολύ όμορφη σύνθεση με τους φρουρούς στην πύλη του Mausoleum of Mohame. Βλέποντας τους σε προδιαθέτουν να φαντάζεσαι ότι φυλάνε θησαυρούς και βασιλιάδες. Πολύ δυνατό και σκληρό φως αλλα το έχεις διαχειριστή άψογα.
raszid62 (18515) 2013-01-31 8:01
Φαίνεσαι πολύ γραφικό ναό φρουρούς σε ένα όμορφο, παραδοσιακό ρόμπες. Και τα λευκά άλογα είναι ίσως ευγενής Αραβική φυλή. εξαιρετική ποιότητα εικόνας και χρωμάτων.
bayno (18344) 2013-01-31 12:33
excellent framing and golden light, the scene is very caratteristic and typal...
perfect sharp and dept and vivid colors...excellent work...
adramad (49992) 2013-01-31 12:59
Really great pride and North African flavor, this image of the ruins with the two guards standing guard on horseback and those typical costumes that look so attractive, magnificent ruins perspective, with all the columns that we see through the gate.
The lighting is superb, as is the sharpness.
Have a nice day.
clic (18552) 2013-02-01 7:42
Geis sou Danos
The impression of a voyage back in time machine is overwhelming, given those antique walls perforated to throw arrows and of course, the two horsemen wearing the ceremonial regalia, mounting guard, add to the impression of genuineness.
Thank for this piece of history shown in HD resolution.
Silvio1953 (154173) 2013-02-01 9:17
Ciao Danos, lovely composition with nice horses, excellent perspective, great clarity, splendid light and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
bukitgolfb301 (45389) 2013-02-01 12:13
Hi dear Danos
Sorry for my late reaction to you again.
I enjoy your Morocco sereis very much, this is also so
wonderful image! Good arabian Magreb atmosphere is very well presented. Wonderful work!
Thanks a lot and have a good weekend!
Takero from Tokyo
elenimavrandoni (0) 2013-02-01 12:59
Δάνο, βρίσκω το αφιέρωμα σου στο Μαρόκο πολύ ενδιαφέρον με τίς πολύ ενημερωτικές σημειώσεις σου να συμπληρώνουν εκπληκτικά εικόνες εξωτικές με όμορφα χρώματα και μοναδική έυκρίνεια!
καλο σου βράδυ,
krzychu30 (15512) 2013-02-02 4:38
every side of this Mausoleum seems to be very attractive and have someting to offer for tourists.I like your composition-its perfect framing,excellent quality and marvelous,vivid colors.The contrast between the colors is also remarkable.Well done!
Have a nice weekend
fabianoleite (11971) 2013-02-02 6:57
Very interesting place, with the two knights and the intense color of the walls. The pillars make a beautiful scene, too. Congratulations!
nikkitta (17068) 2013-02-02 7:51
I was almost sure you were going to post a photo of the guards, very well taken with good colors
Like the view of the columns given deep
Well done TFS
claudeD (41882) 2013-02-02 8:26
wonderful picture very well executed with a fine composition and good colors. I like the perfect sharpness abd good clarity.Very well done.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
s_lush (16602) 2013-02-02 23:35
This composition, consisted of great ancient architecture and two horseback guards in colorful costumes, is very well chosen and perfectly balanced by you. The light, colors, historic details and photographic qualities are absolutely perfect too. Excellent job!
COSTANTINO (70242) 2013-02-03 2:33
I liked this shot because I traveled today
interesting capture and interesting useful
notes,the blue sky makes a dynamic contrast
with the environment,nice pov
nice work with a great depth
excellent chosen point of view
have a nice Sunday
siolaw (38294) 2013-02-03 3:45
Geia sou Dano
Interesting view of the gate with those two horseguards! Nice contrast level and sharp too, we can get a view of the inside as well!
m (0) 2013-02-03 7:21
wonderful capture, just like a movie scene!
Great juicy colors and the atmosphere of the old ages. Love the horses too, they are perfect!
jcpix (13950) 2013-02-03 7:46
What strikes me the most is the saturated color of the wall, that deep dark orange/red is amazing...especially set against the blue sky. The crimson colored robes that the guards are wearing is minimal but is also a nice touch of color in contrast to the white horses. The lighting gives much clarity and detail. I like the "sneak peek" through the gate, looks like a wonderful place to visit. Nicely done!
fabbs99 (17179) 2013-02-03 21:13
Great shot with bright colors and exceptional sharpness.Very well done.
Janusz1974 (2824) 2013-02-04 7:36
Another very good shot from Morocco.
Perfect capture of the guards .
Very well done
wolf38 (31296) 2013-02-04 8:32
Hello Danos. I have fond memories of this wonderful place of filmmakers. Yes, these scenes must be seen. With a little imagination you can see the movie pass. Well seen and presented.
Cricri (126778) 2013-02-04 10:28
Une belle vue de l'entrée de la mausolée avec les deux gardiens en tenue rouge sur leurs cheval blanc, belle lumière et couleurs
zoomer (6) 2013-02-04 10:44
Hi Danos,what an unusual sight.For a moment I thought those guards were statues.Love the sunbaked colors and the whole composition.Very interesting indeed,all the best,Wolf.
geoant68 (331) 2013-02-04 23:07
πολύ ζωντανή η παρουσίαση των δύο ιππέων σε μια από τις εισόδους του Μαυσωλείου,καθώς κάνουν ένα εξαιρετικό κοντραστ με το τοίχο από πίσω τους,
jhm (160975) 2013-02-05 4:47
I like ancient places and this place looks interesting.
Two horse riders are the real eye catcher on these picture.
Nice depth and excellent perspective.
Excellent composition, nice presentation, TFS.
TopGeo (38216) 2013-02-05 22:33
Ειναι πρωτόγνωρες εικόνες που βλέπω από το Μαρόκο. Εχουν μία αυθεντικότητα και ίσως και μία δυναμική παράδοσης πολύ εντυπωσιακή. Μου αρέσει η επιλογή εδώ του πλάνου, δίνει την πύλη και τους φρουρούς με μία θέα πρός το μαυσωλείο! που σε συνδυασμό με τις άλλες σου επιλογές, στο ίδιο σημείο δίνει ιστορικά στοιχεία ακριβείας...Χαιρετώ σε
amaryllis (37039) 2013-02-07 8:19
une superbe présentation de cette mausolée qui nous laisse percevoir toutes ces colonnes, des couleurs ocre foncée et une belle luminosité
une note très intéressante
mirosu (16273) 2013-02-08 7:54
You have made a good attempt here, choosing to go in tight on the horse riders. The composition works well, and the focus with deep DOF draws the attention not only to the horse ridere but also to the mausoleum site behind. The photo itself is very well-exposed. Excellent!!!
ourania (51103) 2013-02-09 12:07
μια εικόνα με θαυμάσια σύνθεση που κάνει τη σκηνή και το σκηνικό ακόμη πιο ενδιαφέροντα δίνοντας τους εξαιρετικό βάθος και δυναμισμό. Το φως, τα χρώματα και οι αντιθέσεις είναι πραγματικά υπέροχα και η ευκρίνεια είναι άριστη. Προκαλείται αμέσως η περιέργεια του θεατή όσον αφορά τόσο στον εξωτερικό χώρο όσο και στην περιοχή εντός του τείχους. Οι φρουροί πρέπει να διαθέτουν τρομερή υπομονή και πειθαρχία για να παρουσιάζουν αυτή την εικόνα κάτω από τον δυνατό ήλιο. Συγχαρητήρια και ευχαριστώ!
Να είσαι καλά, καλή Κυριακή,
delpeoples (59886) 2013-02-09 23:06
Kalimera dear Danos
Beautiful warm light, golden colours and superb contrast with the sky. The edifice is fascinating and I love the way the red costumes contrast with the horses and earth tones.
ricardomattos (8327) 2013-02-10 18:40
Very interesting this POV with these two guardians. Excellent colors and sharpness Very beautiful white horses too.
adores (46419) 2013-02-11 17:23
This is another good shot of this place! The pov and the colours are very good. I like it with the two guards at the entrance - they really add life and colour to the place!
Robert1969 (7160) 2013-02-14 1:18
Great point of view and composition the picture
has diagonal lines to the left and diaginnal
lines to the background and that creates a
lote of depth and it makes the picture also
exciting. Light management is also great.
Miguel82 (27752) 2013-02-15 13:06
Very nice entrance with guards in superb clothes
Good light, excellent sharpness and fine colors
Your pov is interesting showing both inside and outside of the monument
A nice day
dale54 (9132) 2013-02-16 11:14
danos hello,very pleasing shot and scene,these 2 guards are colorfull and add to your pic! dr
berek (50508) 2015-05-04 22:46
Very good image of the entrance of the mausoleum under the good light latérale.Une very good complementary colors with the blue of the sky.
mcmtanyel (29732) 2016-11-27 19:25
Yes, I remember these guards on their horses, too. I like the POV that faces them at an angle.
- Copyright: Danos kounenis (danos) (103214)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2007-11-03
- Categories: Daily Life, Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS 5 D, Canon Zoom EF 24-105mm 1:4mm L IS USM, HOYA PRO1 Digital 77mm mC PL-C
- Exposure: f/16, 1/125 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Morroco 07
- Date Submitted: 2013-01-29 10:28