Tuesday, 1 December 2015

Travel Tuesday: Tangier is getting Renovated

The port expansion has the approval of the man upstairs.

As regular readers of this blog know, I've spent a lot of time in Tangier in the past three years. In that time I've seen a lot of changes. When I first visited, Tangier was pretty tattered. It city had gone from being a thriving Mediterranean port in the first half of the 20th century to a decaying city overlooked in favor of places like Fez and Rabat.

Now there's a new flood of development. The government of King Mohammed IV is working with various corporations to invest heavily in the north and Tangier is reaping the benefit. The port is being expanded, new hotels are springing up, and old buildings are being renovated. It should be interesting to see what it will be like in a few years!

Historic facades are being preserved as the buildings behind them get redone.
Hopefully the old signs will be preserved as well.


Sioux said...

Sean--Thanks for the pictures. Without you, I certainly would not have traveled to Tangier.

I was wondering... Have you read Justin Cronin's "The Passage" and "The Twelve"? (I think I have the titles correct, along with the author.) There is a final book to the trilogy coming out as well. It haunted me like your "Toxic World" books did.

Just curious...

Sean McLachlan said...

I haven't read those. So many books, so little time! What did you think of Tangier? Did you go elsewhere in Morocco?

Donna Volkenannt said...

Hi Sean,
As always, I learn something when I visit your blog. Love the photos and commentary. Tangiers sounds so exotic.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

That's very cool! And you'll get to watch those changes unfold, as I'm sure you will visit many times over the next few years.

Sioux said...

Sean--Whoops! Sorry. I should have said "traveled" (using quotation marks) or "traveled vicariously" to Tangier.

Next time I will choose my words more carefully...

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