Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Travel Tuesday: A Traditional Fountain in the Casbah of Tangier

This is a public fountain, now turned into a bench, next to the Bab-al-Assah in the Casbah of Tangier. I pass this every day when I'm in Tangier because I always come up to the Casbah, the highest point in the city, to look out over the Strait of Gibraltar. The Bab-al-Assah is one of four gates into the walled city of the Casbah, which was the private domain of the Sultan and his retainers.
I couldn't find any information about the date of this fountain but it's in the classical Moroccan style with tiles, plaster scrollwork, and a carved wooden ceiling you can't see in this shot. Above it you can see the crenelations of the Casbah wall.
I'm hoping to get to Tangier before the summer heat and do some more writing. It's a great getaway to do some work without the usual distractions.


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

So many tiny tiles. Really pretty though.

Donna Volkenannt said...

Lovely! If the fountain could talk, I wonder what tales it could tell.

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