Kasbah of Amjouj   92902
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Location: Amjouj (1175 m)      by: Pedrotti Alberto
Area: Morocco      Date: 29-03-2012
Same place as in 12557; the palmeraie behind is the one of the Ziz valley.
16 HF jpg, zoom 70-300, 210 mm (x 1.5), 1/400 sec, f/8, ISO 100.


I read the description of 12557. So if I get this right this village is abandoned except for some people ? Btw. a very nice narration, especially how you described the hands-free shot :-) HJ
2013/06/28 22:59 , Hans-Jürgen Bayer
Only maybe a dozen of families live there.
The previous evening, right after shooting the Ruined Mosque (as you read, with some technical help by Allah), while cycling on the unique road, I was called by one man, who invited me in his house. To be sincere: I was dully cycling back and forth in complete darkness (no electric power in that place) right because I expected/wanted to be called by somebody - I had no intention to leave that enchanted place.
The guy has a wife and two children in Errachidia, but he spends some days every week in the village since is working to a would-be basic cafè for would-be tourists...
We ate dinner and then he guided me in a full-moon visit to the interior of the kasbah. We had another guided tour next morning. On Picasa (picasaweb.google.com/albertopedrotti/ChebbiAyachi) you find some of the highlights of the place, such the well of the mosque or the olive press: one of the many ones once owned by the village!
2013/06/28 23:21 , Pedrotti Alberto
Thanks for sharing this spectacular album with us !
One favourite picture after the other... e.g. Kasbah at Night.
2013/06/28 23:49 , Hans-Jürgen Bayer
incredibile! Saluti, Augustin
2013/06/29 04:11 , Augustin Werner
Great pictures, also the "non-panoramic" ones on your album.
2013/06/29 10:04 , Jens Vischer
Many thanks to all the kasbah friends!

HJB: for those who appreciate the place in "sombre" mood, I have found another panorama folder on the disk, here is the result: www.panoramio.com/photo/92444935
Not at night (I had no tripod, and the walls of the kasbah, as you see, provide little help...), but very little before!
2013/06/30 11:04 , Pedrotti Alberto
Wonderful Alberto!! Cheers, Hans-Jörg
2013/06/30 14:21 , Hans-Jörg Bäuerle
I'm addicted to this color combination of mud brick, desert rock and palm groves since many years - a scenery to be found from Morocco to Yemen and beyond. Cheers, Martin
2013/06/30 21:47 , Martin Kraus
2013/07/02 00:17 , Giuseppe Marzulli

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