Hassan II Mosque
Traditional Moroccan small fishing boats.
Yet Another cistern View
Another cistern view
Built around 1514, in what is now the Moroccan city of El Jadida, this was initially an armoury but later became a cistern for water storage. The Portuguese were worried about seige in this dry area. It was forgotten over the years and only found again in 1916. It is a magical place. Cool and dark. The only light from the central opening. There is a fine sheen of water on the floor which reflects everything like a mirror. The architecture is Manueline, characteristic of Portuguese architecture during the years of maritime expansion. The colors are subtle; almost all from the centuries of mould growing here. An amazing, amazing place.