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Palms and Tower  
   

Palms and Tower

Corner of the old fortress. The Palms are festooned with ivy nesting sparrows. Each tree is home to hundreds of noisy birds.
Asilah, Morocco

October 22nd 2014
The Medina walls are home to thousands of birds. Fist-sized nests pock the masonry from top to bottom. When the nestlings try out their wings they fly in short, drooping lines from hole to hole. Small Moroccan children make a game of grabbing them up in their little cupped paws. Fluttering wings tickle small palms until the the hands open with an abrupt giggle and the game begins again. We flew ... read more
Africa » Morocco » Tangier-Tétouan » Asilah

Moroccan Flag In 788, about a century after the Arab conquest of North Africa, successive Moorish dynasties began to rule in Morocco. In the 16th century, the Sa'adi monarchy, particularly under Ahmad AL-MANSUR (1578-1603), repelled foreign invaders and inaugurate... ... read more
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