Photos: Downtown and Environs
We begin at Mahkama du Pacha (Palace of the General), a building in Quartier Habous which is pretty nondescript on the outside, but beautiful on the inside.
Next we move to the medina. Then a couple of photos of cattle egrets for the birders out there, sitting right above me on a tree-lined street by the Parc de la Ligue Arabe. Another building nearby, and finally some shots of the downtown area along Blvd Mohammed V, famous for its protectorate-era Art Deco design.
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Gorgeous arabesque interior of Mahkama du Pacha
Decorative detail at Mahkama du Pacha
Mosque inside Mahkama du Pacha
Corner of courtyard at Mahkama du Pacha
Clocktower built by the French at the corner of the medina. None of the 4 clocks work!
The entrance to Restaurant La Sqala at the back of the medina
Random door in the medina
Door knocker (different door): The hand of Fatima
Male cattle egret in the trees above the sidewalk
Nesting cattle egrets in the trees above the sidewalk
Tourelles des Arts according to the sign. It looked uninhabited but it once was beautiful.
This could be in any rundown neighborhood in Paris
Beautiful example of French Art Deco on Blvd Mohammed V
Movie theater off Blvd Mohammed V
Blvd Mohammed V, with tram tracks
Art Deco building with arabesque trim
Tourist office on Blvd Mohammed V