The Ksar of Aït Ben Haddou is a communal housing compound, typical of a type of construction that is traditional to the Maghreb. The buildings lie in a strategic position against a mountain. They have angle towers and are surrounded by steep defensive walls.
The Ksar consists of larger and smaller private houses, but also communal areas like a market place and a mosque. All are made from moulded earth and clay brick. The walls and towers are often ornamented with decorative motifs.
The age of the site is unknown. The town has been protected by the Moroccan authorities since 1953.
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Apurba20 (984) 2014-03-28 4:00
This is beautiful!
The pitch dark dress of the man does stand out in somewhat bleak surroundings.
tenretin (2436) 2014-03-28 15:26
Vous avez composé une belle image avec des "choses à voir". Le noir est blanc est un bon choix bien qu'il me semble un peu terne.
Periko (2707) 2014-03-29 23:51
I like this composition. The soft tones of the whole scenery highlights the main subject.
rigoletto (34269) 2014-04-06 11:39
making a b&w photo in morocco is a risky choice (or obligation), but i like it a lot. feels timeless. great focus on the bedouine and his cigarette. this must be a photo from the "new" part of ait ben haddou.
- Copyright: Thierry HARCHIES (THAR) (3871)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Black & White
- Date Taken: 2014-02-17
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Canon 7D, Canon EF 24-105 f4 L IS USM, CF SANDISK EXTR IV, B+W 77mm UV filter 77E 010 1x
- Exposure: f/7.1, 1/125 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-03-28 3:41