Photographer's Note

A damaged old negative from the archives, a minaret in Meknes taken from a rooftop of one of the tourist attractions, I don't remember which, this was after pouring rain, the dark areas on the minaret are water stains, the lens heavily distorted the perspective, I tried to correct it as best as I could, and darkened the sky separately.

Founded in the 11th century by the Almoravids as a military settlement, Meknes became a capital under Sultan Moulay Ismaïl (1672–1727), the founder of the Alawite dynasty. The sultan turned it into a impressive city in Spanish-Moorish style, surrounded by high walls with great doors, where the harmonious blending of the Islamic and European styles of the 17th-century Maghreb are still evident today.

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Additional Photos by Tan Yilmaz (capthaddock) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3689 W: 138 N: 6179] (28790)
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