Marrakesh

Marrakesh is called The Pink City and it was easy to understand why. Almost all buildings and walls were pink and the explanation is the old building method. They called it adobe style and the building materials were clay, sand and straw. The sand was red so the result was pink. Here is a part of the old city wall.

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The holes is part of the method. The straws must have ventilation when they are drying. If not the wall would crack. The pigeons thought the holes were made for them!

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Here is one of the gates in the old city wall.

I don’t think I saw a buildings higher  than three stories even the new suburbs .

Here are three pictures taken from my hotel window.

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The first is clearly sunset over a new housing development. The flowers grew up along the wall around the hotel, pink of course.

 

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