Image Page on Morocco

Include pictures, and at least one panorama image, and a webcam image from two different times.


  1. Landscapes
  2. Cities
  3. Landmarks
  4. Images of People
  5. Images from the book
  6. Web cam and Panorama Photos

1 Landscapes

Trisdin Pass

Trisdin meaning stairs gives the name of this windy road, Trisdin Pass.  These very tight winding road linking the southeast of Marrakesh to the city of Ouarzazat. Depending on the time of year, the fog in the mountains will settle. This pass is the most famous winding road among Moroccans, and often referred to as the most adventurous travel. Not that it is just a windy road, but it is very narrow and when farmers are walking with their animals along the road it does not leave much room for passing.

Legzira Beach

Legzira beach is located between the towns of Mirleft and Sidi in Tiznit Province. The beach front stretches about 5 miles along the Rockside beach. As a result of the 1960 earthquake, arches formed due to the erosion near the shoreline. The natural arch like formation is a result of the shoreline eroding the mountain side. Along this rocky shoreline, there is one remaining arch. This is one of the two remaining arches, the second one collapsed in 2016.

Ouzoud Falls

Ouzoud meaning “act of grinding grain” in Berber.  Ouzoud Falls is characterized in this photo as the most studding water falls in North Africa. These falls are in the province of Azilal which is in the middle of the Atlas Mountains. Rising high into the sky, these show the beauty of Morocco. The lush and rich dark green landscape in the background are the olive trees that span much of the red color of the beautiful rock landscapes.  These falls can be seen all year long, and one of the most visited locations in Morocco.

Fields from Fes to Chefchaouen

The rich green landscape from a one of the fields as you travel from Fes to Chefchaouen. The landscape on the ground is a combination of flecked red poppies growing up as weeds and the hillside is scattered with patches of wildflowers of colors that resemble warm butter. The distant trees of dark green are the olive trees planted in rows, now tall and gnarled, with tiny silver leaves. The rich green resembles the beautiful olive color and brings contrast to the green rolling hills. The hills characterize the brand-new spring greens framed by the bluest sky.  On the left distant hillsides are the grazing fluffy grey sheep that graze the fields.

2 Cities

Tangier is a major city in northwestern Morocco. It is located on the Maghreb coast at the western entrance to the Strait of Gibraltar, where the Mediterranean Sea meets the Atlantic Ocean off Cape Spartel.  Separated from Spain by the Strait of Gibraltar, much of their civilizations and cultures have been influenced by the cultures of North African, French, Spanish and Portuguese. The large port has allowed for the city to become more globalized and facilitate economic growth. You will see that the Cruise ships are able to use this port, not just for vacation purposes, but for goods to import and deport.


Chefchaouen the city is known for its blue hue. The city of Chefchaouen was founded in 1471, but not painted this distinctive blue color until 1492. The Sephardi Jewish community were expelled from Spain and many fled and later settled in the middle east.  As many found home in the city of Chefchaouen, they brought along their tradition of painting the buildings blue. They say the color of the sky reminds them of God. When the Spanish arrived in 1920, they were astonished to find the Jewish people here speaking, and in some cases writing, a medieval form of Castilian extinct in Spain for nearly four hundred years.


Fez was founded in 789 by the first sultan of the Idrisid dynasty, although many of its most famous landmarks date back to the 13th and 14th centuries, when the city reached the height of its influence during the rule of the Marinids. Fes is supremely self-confident city whose cultural and spiritual lineage beguiles visitors. Something of the medieval remains in the world’s largest car-free urban area: donkeys cart goods down the warren of alleyways, and while there are still ruinous pockets, government efforts to restore the city are showing results.


Marrakech is a major city in the kingdom of Morocco and is possibly the second most important of Morocco's four former imperial cities after Fes. in the southern central region at the foot of the High Atlas Mountains, the magic of Marrakech has attracted visitors for centuries. The city was founded in 1062 AD by the Almoravid Berber chieftain Abu Bakr ibn Umar. In the 12th century, the Almoravids built many madrasas (Koranic schools) and mosques in Marrakesh that bear Andalusian influences. The red sandstone walls of the city, also built in the 12th century, give Marrakech its nickname of the "Red City".

3 Images of Landmarks

Essaouira The Walled City

The modern name means "the little rampart", a reference to the fortress walls that still enclose part of the city. The wall was designed by English renegade by the name of Ahmed el Inglizi. During the design they took numerous steps to encourage the development of Essaouira: the harbor of Agadir to the south was closed off in 1767, so that southern trade should be redirected through Essaouira. European communities in the northern harbor of Rabat-Salé were ordered to move to Essaouira through an ordinance of 21 January 1765. The walls were designed to protect the city from the strong waves in the winter season.

Tanneries of Fez

The tanneries of Fez from a distance resemble that of a pallet of watercolors.  You will find these large clad vats tucked behind the medieval style buildings of Fez.  This process of tanning leather dates back more than 1000 years.  Keeping in mind this is all done by hand.  As you can see above, the laborers are standing in these large vats of dyes to color the leather.  In the far up right of the photo, this is the process where the leather is hung out to dry.  Bear in mind the backbreaking labor put into the process of making the beautifully colored leathers you will find in Fez, Morocco.

Bad Bou Jeloud

“The Blue Gates of Fes” are the towering entryway with its mosaic tiles are the most iconic portal to the old medina, Fes el-Bali, the world’s largest surviving medieval city and urban car free zone.  This beautiful doorway was built in 1913 and is a doorway between two equally colorful and dynamic scenes, one that feels distinctly 21st century, and the other an intriguing mix of different eras. The blue on the side that greets new visitors represents the color of the city of Fes, which is famous for its pottery, painted with elegant cobalt blue designs. The reverse side, which faces the medina, is green which represent the color of Islam.

Hassan II Mosque

Hassan II Mosque is a lavish symbol not only of the city, but also of Morocco itself.  The mosque is beautifully located right on the Atlantic coast of Casablanca.  If you will notice, it looks as though the floor it resides is a reflection from the water. This modern mosque was finished in 1993. The details covering every centimeter of this two-acre site took over 10,000 artisans to complete.  The picture only shows a small amount of the intricately carved marble pieces, vibrant mosaics, and zellige tile details that pay tribute to traditional Islamic architecture ideals and the mastery of Moroccan craftsmanship and yet, at the same time, still manage to feel contemporary.

4 Images of People

Snake Charmers

The snake charmers are one of the most common entertainers in Morocco. These entertainers hunt for the Cobras in the Sarah Dessert, which is just east of the Atlantic coast.  If you were trekking in the Sarah dessert, the Cobra is not a snake you will have to run from, considering they are hunting the rats and will hide deep in rat holes. These entertainers were pictured in the Jemaa El-Fnaa Market is the hub of Marrakech.

Rose Festival

Kalaat M’Gouna means Valley of the Roses. It is named after the nearby city of Mount Mgoun, which is located in the Dades Valley. Kalaat is known for the sea of beautiful pink roses. Each year the Rose Valley celebrates the annual rose festival in May. This three-day celebration represents the beauty The Damask rose was brought to El Kelaa Des Mgouna in 1938 by the French. At that time El Kelaa Des Mgouna’s first rose water distillery was opened. Shortly after the first Rose Festival began and has been a tradition ever since.

Fighting for Humanity

In the northern town of the Moroccan City of Hoceima in the country’s Rif region where a young fishmonger lost his life due to the mistreatment by their local police, this picture was taken in the depth of protest. The crowd above illustrates the protest fighting for humanity.  A major source of income is   During specific seasons, only certain fish can be sold.  This fishmonger who the protesters are taking a stand for was selling sword fish, and this was not allowed.  The police confiscated the sword fish and threw it in the garbage truck. Unfortunately, the fishmonger jumped in the garbage truck trying to recover it and was crushed to death.

International Day of Older Persons

Advancing in age from young to old, the picture above was taken on International Day of Older Persons which is observed October 1st of every year. This day is dedicated to bringing awareness to the issues affecting our elderly. For example, the rate of illiteracy among elderly is at an estimated 70 percent.  Also, this day is observed to bring attention to the contributions they have made to society.  This picture captures how our elderly have contributed to helping care for our younger generations. Family in Morocco is one of the most important things in their culture, as many generations of one family live in the same communal areas to be close to one another.

5 Images from the Book

The Chellah

The Chellah is a walled ruin of a town that is a short distance from the current medina of Rabat, south of the Ville Nouvelle. Designated a World heritage Site in 2012, and houses both Roman ruins and a medieval Muslim necropolis. Abandoned in 1154 and damaged further by the Lisbon earthquake in 1755. Their most prominent and picturesque feature is a tall stone-and-tile wall (minaret), a ludicrously oversized stork’s nest perched invariably – and photogenically – on its summit. Storks, along with swallows and house buntings, have a certain sanctity in Morocco, and storks nesting on minarets is a sign of good fortune. (The Rough Guide to Morocco. Rough Guides, 2013.pg358)



As you enter near the historic Mouassine fountain, you will find yourself inside Sebbaghine, Marrakech’s vibrant Souk des teinturiers. (Dyers Souk). The dyers of many different textiles produce wonderfully colored pigments from natural vegetable and mineral dyes. They start as early as sunrise and use the very large vats to create different textiles from silk to leather. The process in which they use, is largely manual and most organic; which is the most effective and gentle way to treat textiles. (The Rough Guide to Morocco. Rough Guides, 2013.pg7)


6 Web Cam and Panorama Photo

Web cam of Tangier

Panorama photo of Casablanca, Morocco


Submitted by:  Katina Winters  03/27/2019