Morocco Postcards – Casablanca

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Hassan II Mosque, Casablanca, Morocco

 

Hassan II Mosque, Casablanca on the banks of Atlantic Ocean, Designed by French architect Michel Pinseau.

The details inside the mosque is quite exquisite and warrants spending a few hours. We just had one hour in between getting in and out of Casablanca (transit) and were not sure if it was worth getting to the mosque (~40 km from airport), as it was cloudy and getting dark (~5 pm, Nov). In end it was an impulsive decision to still catch a quick glimpse but  it got progressively darker and cloudier (started drizzling) and by all accounts looked like we made a bad choice - till the lights in the mosque came alive and contrasted with the blue hour to make a beautiful frame

singing in the rain

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Guanajuato, Jardín de la Unión, Dec ‘ 2013

the couple

Matera Postcard – rupestrian church of Madonna di Idris

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Approaching Storm, Matera, Italy, July ’13

Aside from Petra, Jordan, Matera is the oldest continuously-inhabited settlement in history. The caves visible in the top right portion of the picture above, are considered Palaeolithic and are located across the ravine from Matera’s ancient centre. More photos of Matera from this trip:

http://zarabu.wordpress.com/?s=matera

matrimonio en San Miguel

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wedding, San Miguel De Allende, Mexico , Dec ’2013

We witnessed, on an average, one Mexican marriage a day (some days 2-3), during the one week we were in San Miguel. Did the timing of that week (Christmas – New Year) had something to do – I don’t know.

But it was great – the happy couple and their family and friends, the festivity and some wonderful wedding photo-ops :)

the shooter

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canon shooter, Guanajuato, Mexico Dec ’2013

#37 Bike, San Miguel

boda mexicana festiva – III

boda mexicana festiva – II

Cowboy Jr.

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