The musings of one Andrew Langer - defender of liberty, passionate protector of individual rights, foodie. (Note: Said Musings of Andrew Langer are his own, and the views represented herein are likewise his views, and not the views of any other people, entities, foodstuffs, etc [unless otherwise specifically and explicitly noted].)

Thursday, April 13, 2006

Pics from the Morocco Trip...


I know I've been derelect - but as you can all imagine, things have been crazy. I wanted to put up some of the pictures from the Morocco trip...


First up is a picture of one of the entrances to the Medina in Rabat, Morocco's capital. This was taken at about 6pm on a Sunday night, and as you can see, there were throngs of people.





This is a picture from inside the Medina (or bazaar). An unbelieveable amount of leather goods - and as you can see, the crowds were intense.











This is the Kasbah in Rabat - built in 1195AD.













There are people living in the homes within the Kasbah - many of which were built after the 12th and 13th centuries. This is a typical "street" within the Kasbah. A lot of the homes have the years they were built etched over the doors - routinely we saw ones that were built in the mid-14th century.















This is a shot of the Andalusian Gardens, right up against the southern wall of the Kasbah. The air was redolent with the fragrance of the orange trees in the garden.











This is a Patton-esque map that hangs in the conference room of the Director of Morocco's Central Bank. It is dated circa 1950s. Got to have my picture taken just after we met with the senior officials of the Central Bank on the first real day of my trip.










This is Hamad Kassall, President of the Moroccan Federation for Small and Medium Enterprises, the Moroccan equivalent of NFIB. He and his wife were gracious enough to host our delegation in their home for dinner one night in the middle of the trip.






There are more pictures, and lots of stories, but I'll leave it here for now.

- Andrew Langer

1 Comments:

Blogger John and Andi said...

I am delighted to see you got your pictures back...wheres the rest????

;-)

andi

April 27, 2006 10:24 AM

 

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