Tuesday, November 16, 2010

I left my heart in Casablanca! Part 4

The Habbous, now considered as the new medina, was built by the French in the 1930s. This neighbourhood, adjacent to the Royal Palace, holds archways that hide hundreds of little shops that sell traditional Moroccan crafts. It’s winding streets are also the home of many Moroccan families.

We visited the Habbous early one rainy Saturday morning. That explains the empty streets, which really isn’t representative of Casablanca because the streets never seem to be empty!

A great place to walk around and do a bit of shopping as well as door spotting. The doors of the Habbous really caught my attention. Every door, and the home that lies behind it, has it’s own personal style…

My hubby made me rediscover the pomegranate. It’s a very popular fruit in Morocco and you can picks some up on any street corner… literally!

This great little number is called le 17ème  étage… the 17th floor (because of it's 17 floors) and was Casablanca’s first tall building.

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