view from Marrakech I
Marrakesh or Marrakech (Berber: ⵎⵕⵕⴰⴽⵛ; Arabic: مراكش, Murrāku; Berber: ⵎⵕⵕⴰⴽⵛ), is a major city in the northwest African nation of Morocco. It is the fourth largest city in the country after Casablanca, Fes and Rabat, and is the capital of the mid-southwestern economic region of Marrakesh-Tensift-El Haouz. Located to the north of the foothills of the snow-capped Atlas Mountains, by road Marrakesh is located 580 km (360 mi) southwest of Tangier, 327 km (203 mi) southwest of the Moroccan capital of Rabat, 239 km (149 mi) southwest of Casablanca, and 246 km (153 mi) northeast of Agadir.
Marrakesh is the most important of Morocco's four former imperial cities. The region was inhabited by Berber farmers from Neolithic times, but the actual city was founded in 1062 by Abu Bakr ibn Umar, chieftain and cousin of Almoravid king Yusuf ibn Tashfin. In the 12th century, the Almoravids built many madrasas (Koranic schools) and mosques in Marrakesh that bear Andalusian influences. The red walls of the city, built by Ali ibn Yusuf in 1122-1123, and various buildings constructed in red sandstone during this period, have given the city the nickname of the "Red City" or "Ochre City". Marrakesh grew rapidly and established itself as a cultural, religious, and trading centre for the Maghreb and sub-Saharan Africa
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photographer_sg (4414) 2014-07-06 11:15
lovely view of the red sandstone building with its flag. The diagonal line of the horses with the riders makes an excellent lead to the building. The light on the bright red walls and towers has provided very nice atmosphere and visual appeal.
Thanks for sharing and have a great new week ahead.
nikkitta (17066) 2014-07-06 11:59
Quite right, the orange wall of Marrakesh are always eye catching
Like the capture in a good diagonal way with the weaving flag on top of the entrance
I suppose this is a private ceremony going on because I saw horses and well dressed peoples
Well done tfs
May be you can add some information about the place and ceremony
Silvio1953 (139889) 2014-07-06 12:41
Ciao Costantino, gran bela scena, fantastici colori, bravo, ciao Silvio
abmdsudi (52431) 2014-07-06 12:42
A happy capture from the famous tourist spot and you have a decent composition there with splashing bright colors being part of strong element helping to settle the focus. Lots of interests and details around, particularly the horsemen and the beautiful red wall to pick out. I think you have captured the moment precisely, exposure is fine with lovely diagonal touch, lots of warmness and superb contrast. A shot satisfying your vision, Congrats.
PiotrF (16686) 2014-07-06 14:34
Great view from Marrakech,nice shot of this building . Beautiful scene captured so well, the composition shows this place perfectly and the light, real or post is wonderful.
Technical a very well picture!Composition and presentation make these picture attractive
papagolf21 (98684) 2014-07-06 14:37
Bonsoir, cher Costantino,
Très belle présentation et fort belle mise en image d'un moment particulier.
Le choix du cadrage est particulièrement judicieux.
Très bonne soirée.
shreya2000 (2353) 2014-07-06 22:29
There seems to be some programme inside the building. Formation of the horse riders is good. Nice capture. Thanks for sharing.
Sonata11 (33753) 2014-07-06 22:38
very beautiful picture of this impressive scene. This is very beautiful moment and attractive places for photographers. Awesome. Love it. Best regards and tfs, Barbara
Nicou (139084) 2014-07-07 0:50
quelle image et compo superbe image et captage avec ces chevaux la parade devant cet édiffice superbe ensemble et compo.
Bravo et amitié
wolf38 (31296) 2014-07-07 1:39
Hello Costantino. With such photos the past of Moroccans is alive again. Moroccans are very conscious of tradition. As they say: keep the tradition and bravely go the way of progress.
Overall, nice photo and instructive text.
Oceania (5202) 2014-07-07 6:44
Row of horses in front of beautiful northern Africa architecture, it's wonderful! The evening light is soft and beautiful too. Thanks for sharing.
jhm (150788) 2014-07-08 3:21
This is a remarkable picture with the horsemen on one row.
Also the building with three gates make these picture wonderful and attractive.
Excellent composition and nice presentation too.
Very well done, TFS.
adramad (44306) 2014-07-08 8:49
A splendid composition that has all the atmosphere and taste of North Africa, original and characteristic building, at which the group of riders, gives much appeal.
Very good brightness and sharpness, with beautiful colors.
Well seen and done better. I like it
Have a good day.
Best wishes, my friend.
ikeharel (69213) 2014-07-08 9:00
Already illuminated, before nightfall, and the effect is marvelous, Costantino, that enhanced details on the edifice.
Also, the horses and horsmen in juxtaposition added a sense of some ceramony or celebration goe's on.
carlo62 (45840) 2014-07-08 14:57
bella scena, sembra il set di un film.
Uno scatto simpatico e colorato che fa rivivere tradizioni antiche.
photoray (13981) 2014-07-08 16:16
Fine Marrakech scene with the attractive Moorish architecture highlighted and complimented by the traditional garbed gentlemen on horse.
Reminds me of the popular Hippie song from over 4 decades ago - "The Marrakesh Express".
Thanks for sharing,
aliabazari (16154) 2014-07-09 0:09
Hi Costantino dear
Registration and lovely. Color and exposure are good.
omid266 (6735) 2014-07-10 21:33
Hi Costantino ,
Dear my friend,
what beautiful shot from travel to Africa,
the wonderful castle and people with horses,
very well shown and Thanks!
Best Happy Wishes, ***
berek (49298) 2014-07-12 7:12
interesting architecture. As the horsemen will move at any moment.
danos (96103) 2014-07-16 7:06
την ίδια σκηνή την έχω δει και εγώ στο Marrakech, τους παρατεταγμένους καβαλάρηδες να προυπαντούν τους τουρίστες που θα συμμετάσχουν σε λίγο στο show.Πολύ καλή παρουσίαση με τα ζεστά χώματα του απογεύματος να κάνουν την σκηνή μοναδική.
mcmtanyel (21362) 2014-07-19 15:59
It's a very colorful photograph. The intricate decorations of the structure are colorful and lovely, so are the people's garments.
jmdias (62929) 2014-08-21 2:17
interesting this façade and the men and their animals . looks like was occurring a celebration. nice details of the place.
- Copyright: Costantino Topas (COSTANTINO) (63709)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-07-03
- Categories: Daily Life, Ceremony, Architecture
- Exposure: f/3.5, 1/40 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-07-06 10:33