Coming from Marrakech, having passed the majestic Atlas Mountains with its snowy tops and travelling more to southeast, you reach Ait Benhaddou after 5 hours of bus drive. Ksar Ait Benhaddou is at the borders of arid lands, further ahead the desert starts. It is located at the ramparts of a not so high hill, the top crowned with a granary, where this photo was taken. Earthen houses, typical of traditional Berber architecture, create an incredibly authentic view for the naive visitors' eyes. The place, after becoming a natural decor for some famous historical movies, became a UNESCO Heritage site. Now, only 10 families live in the town, all of them earning money from tourism and spending most of it for restoration purposes. No electricity and motorized transportation. I stayed one night in one of the houses seen here. Candle was the only lighting. On the top right diagonal, you see the river which you have to cross on foot when you arrive there.
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Silvio1953 (123431) 2013-05-19 0:51
Ciao Deniz, great view of fashinating architecture, excellent clarity, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, have a good Sunday, ciao Silvio
kasianowak (6813) 2013-05-19 1:06
Amazing place and interesting note, thank you for sharing.
As for the image itself, I like the POV, colours and contrast. Human figure in the top right corner adds a sense of scale.
lousat (77792) 2013-05-19 1:19
Hi Deniz,you were lucky to visit this kasbah in the evening,i been there in the morning and the light was terrible.In your case is different,great light,perfect to create a magic 3D effect and to take the best colors and details,really beautiful,i like it! Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano
gojo (1769) 2013-05-19 2:53
What a unique set of buildings, made of stone, or? Looks like mud. Great perspective. From a hill?
tehanu_f (6896) 2013-05-19 10:38
maket gibi görünüyor, emin misin gerçek olduğuna? ;)
üstüne başına bulaşan çöl tozunu atmaya gittiğin yerden de fotoğraf bekliyoruz ama cep telefonuna diil, buraya. benim cep telefonum eski dandik bişi zaten. (yine de kıskanmama yetecek kadar net gösteriyo:))
Urs (14082) 2013-05-20 0:11
A Kasbah, it's been decades since we last visited Morocco, so I'm very happy to see some shots from Morocco in your gallery. Excellent management of shadows and sunlight, well done
cornejo (32116) 2013-06-14 10:53
Hi Deniz, great view of this beautiful and interesting place, very well composed and captured with a great pov, in this great and beautiful photography. An interesting picture with good sharpness, depth and quality. A nice, good job perfectly done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good afternoon and happy weekend.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.
- Copyright: Deniz Taskin (rigoletto) (34269)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-04-06
- Categories: Nature, Architecture, Ruins
- Camera: Canon EOS 400D, Canon 18-55 mm
- Exposure: f/11, 1/200 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Kasia's Favourites 2 [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2013-05-19 0:43