Tuesday, October 08, 2013

Tuesday, October 08, 2013

our second imperial city Meknes

Posted by Hippo Bean at 11:57 PM
We took in the whole of Meknes atop a small hill with expansive viewpoints. From this vintage point, the imperial city did look quite spectacular with a big walled medina. we stopped for a photo opt of the Bab el Khamis Gate, which wasnt too impressive. Nothing compared to the ones in Uzbekistan. Inside the old granaries of the Heri es-Souni, S took up a broom and D said 'oh transportation'. S surely didnt appreciate that comment. Behind the granaries, there were impressive stables with rows of adobo arches upon arches. The Mausoleum of Moulay Ismail, although every inch decorated, it too was inferior compared to the ones in central Asia. The walking tour ended at Bab Mansour gate at the Place el Hedim, the central square, where we walked through the small souk, first opportunity for shopping local fares. Meknes, a little more interesting than Rabat.

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