Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Ait Ben Haddou, Morocco

Hyia! I hope i wont forget later to update my map with all those newly received countries...i actually havent updated that in a long while...yeah, lazy lazy Ana...there a lot of things i havent managed to do lately actually, so....but anyways, lets spare the empty talks :)
Morocco, a new country in my collection....as a result to my early birthday present from Glenn...i hope Glenn doesnt mind this, but i really want to consider this as a birthday present...it certainly felt like one :)
And this is not just a great card from a new country, but its also a UNESCO site as well! Hmmm...i need to update that list as well....its unbelievable how behind i am with so many things..hopefully, after the 15th I will be able to settle all those things....
I just dont know why instead of looking for info for this card, im reading about Tides and Schopenhauer....
though if anyone has a Schopenhauer-related postcard, feel free to drop it inside my mailbox....that man has been intriguing to me ever since high-school.....probably one of the first philosophers whom i could understand (un)fortunately....
And no, Schopenhauer and Tides are totally unrelated...but i just saw a full moon outside and for some reason i started thinking of tides....why, i have no idea when i dont live even close to a sea or an ocean...
Anyway, you really should let me tell you something about the card, since its interesting...as the subject already says, this is Ait Ben Haddou...now, this fortified city (or ksar), which is just at the gates of the Sahara Desert,is a striking example of the architecture of southern Morocco and has some beautiful examples of kasbahs. Most of the town's inhabitants now live in a more modern village at the other side of the river; however, ten families still live within the ksar.
Whats VERY interesting to know, is that, right here, at this spot, numerous films have been shot, like, Lawrence of Arabia, Jesus of Nazareth, The Living Daylights, Kundun, The Mummy, Gladiator, Alexander...
So, i really think that this place deserves loads and loads of recognition...even though im not much into watching movies (probably lack of the right company for it) i do give credit when i think its worth it...

3 comments:

Gem from Calgary said...

Hey Ana, No I don't mind. If I had known when your B'day is I could have sent those cards closer to your day. Anyway, Happy Birth, are you possibley a Gemini like me ? My B'day is on the 20th.
Take care,
Glenn

Gem from Calgary said...

Hi again Ana, thanks for your comment on my blog about Bob. Montenegro was his 152 nd country that he has visited. His next visit will be to Macedonia, Albania and Kosovo in November.
Take care
Glenn

Ana said...

oh no no no, im actually a late July Leo :))) So having an early birthday present like this is totally unexpected and very appreciated :)
Bob has been to 152 countries? That guy has an awesomely spent life...i havent been to one quarter of the places that he's been to...maybe one day....hopefully just soon ill set off somewhere...we'll see...nothing fascinating but new to me :)
Ill keep my lips sealed :)