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Medina in Fez - Unchanged for 1000 years

Medina in Fez - Unchanged for 1000 years
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Copyright: Sunil Tantirige (linus) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1822 W: 13 N: 1442] (15482)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-08-10
Categories: Daily Life
Exposure: f/8, 1/500 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): star awards III, Photos that I would love to be mine [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2011-10-27 19:14
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Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Medina in Fez. Unchanged for a nearly 1000 years except for the satellite dishes. Founded in 9th Centaury and home to the oldest university in the world, Fez reached its height in the 13th–14th centuries, when it replaced Marrakesh as the capital of the kingdom of Morocco. Medina is the oldest part of Fez and still retains the character of a medieval Arabic town.

The Medina is a rabbit warren of streets, alleyways, shops, residential dwellings and places that provide religious and social services. There are six minarets of mosques in this image. The high wall that surrounds the Medina can be seen on the very top of the image.

Very interesting place to visit and wander around.

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Olá Sunil
I love it...I like the sharpness, the good colors, the visual impact...I like this approach...alot. (I have tried in Turkey)...it has a power it is an architecture approach delicious for me. I love it
Um abraço

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  • VicZik Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 528 W: 82 N: 950] (4812)
  • [2011-10-27 22:26]

Hi Sunil, Great history of fez depicted by your sharp post with good pov and dof

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  • AndroK Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2110 W: 41 N: 0] (15189)
  • [2011-10-27 23:50]

Hi Sunil...
Nice postcard from Morocco...
Nice perspective, view...
Have a nice weekend...

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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2011-10-28 2:34]

Hi Sunil.

I can see one big change & that is all the parabolas or satellite dishes. Just amazing to see so many! Tfs

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  • inaam Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1816 W: 39 N: 465] (4859)
  • [2011-10-28 2:50]
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Hello Sunil,
Your snapshot from "Maghrib" is awesome. Fez is the city that produces one of the best leather qualities that is supplied to Europe and it's the back bone of that city's economy. Warm tone on the building structures is looking nice. A beautifully taken image, well done. Thanks for sharing.
Best Regards,

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  • mbrito Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1929 W: 117 N: 3017] (13240)
  • [2011-10-28 7:37]

Hello Sunil
Wonderful city view capture. The sharpness and the detail are excellent, the light management and the focus are perfect, and the composition very well done with the city growing up to the top of the frame.
Congrats, mb

Bonjour Sunil,
Quelle superbe vue de Fez, je ne la connais que de nom, là tu m'en proposes son "visage"!!!
Très intéressant au niveau architecture, très riche, construite à flanc de colline!!!
Une belle lumière baigne le tout pour en faire ressortir nombreux détails!!!

Watching TV is an undeniable pastime/activity among the Fez residents evidenced indeed by the sheer number of satellite dishes propped up on the square roofs , those have changed the skyline quite a bit in recent times yet the city looks appealing from your vantage point , i appreciate that beyond the wall trees are growing on the hills undisturbed by the commotion within the Medina .
I agree with you Fez is a very interesting destination and when touts/unofficial guides are kept at bay even much more so !
Thanks for sharing ,

I like your composition with the arrangement of the towers and the satelite dishes bearing witness to the passage of time

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