. Marrakesh, a former imperial city in western Morocco, is a major economic center and home to mosques, palaces and gardens. The medina is a densely packed, walled medieval city dating to the Berber Empire, with mazelike alleys where thriving souks (marketplaces) sell traditional textiles, pottery and jewelry. A symbol of the city, and visible for miles,[...]
Casablanca is a port city and commercial hub in western Morocco, fronting the Atlantic Ocean. The city's French colonial legacy is seen in its downtown Mauresque architecture, a blend of Moorish style and European art deco. Standing partly over the water, the enormous Hassan II Mosque, completed in 1993, has a 210m minaret topped with lasers directed towa[...]
Side is a resort town on Turkey’s southern Mediterranean coast. An ancient port city, it's known for long beaches and Greco-Roman ruins. In the center are the remains of a 2nd-century theater, which seated up to 15,000. The white marble columns of the Hellenistic Temple of Apollo stand near the harbor. Other sites are sprinkled throughout, with finds ho[...]
Sri Lanka (formerly Ceylon) is an island nation south of India in the Indian Ocean. Its diverse landscapes range from rain forest and arid plains to highlands and sandy beaches. It’s famed for its ancient Buddhist ruins, including the 5th-century citadel Sigiriya, with its palace and frescoes. The city of Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka's ancient capital, has m[...]
The Doha Corniche is an exceptional area in Qatar for intensive sport, relaxed walking and enjoying view. Basically, it is a half moon shaped waterfront promenade which connects Sheraton Hotel all the way to the Museum of Islamic Art or simply MIA. This picture was taken from a traditional Arabic boat called dhow on a sunny Friday, giving an excellent[...]
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