Ait ben Haddou

Ait ben Haddou is a village on the east side of the Atlas Mountains but not quite Sahara. It is on the UNESCO World Heritage list as it is so well preserved and show the traditional building style and material. It requires a lot to maintain so most people have moved to the more modern part of the town on the other side of a dried-out river. A lot of movie films have partly been made here, like Lawrence of Arabia, Gladiator, Ali Baba, The hunt for the lost Diamond  and others. Then the local people are participants. We visited an apartment and had tea on the roof, and not to exaggerate: it was not up to modern standard!

DSCF4380DSCF4382

DSCF4383

This gate was built for a movie and is new! The hero flew with an airplane through the gate and this is after the flight.

DSCF4384bDSCF4388

A crumbling wall show the interior of a room. I was intriged by the wall decorations.

DSCF4389

One room in the apartment we visited were for sheep and hen. The rooster was the boss!

DSCF4391

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s