Tétouan. Morocco’s smallest medina / Najmniejsza medyna Maroka

Were it not for the new neighborhoods raising up fast around the medina, it could be easily thought that the trip to Tétouan is like a travel back in time. Still though, tourists rushing to see the blue city of Chefchaouen would most often tend to skip Tétouan. Entirely unfairly. Tétouan with its 460 thousands inhabitants is the 2nd largest Moroccan port on the Mediterranean … Continue reading Tétouan. Morocco’s smallest medina / Najmniejsza medyna Maroka

Tangier. Church of Saint Andrew. Good hunting, Tim / Udanych łowów, Tim

Good hunting, Tim The graveyard nearby Grand Socco in Tangier is place of an eternal rest for almost 200 people. Among them some British soldiers as well as others of an outstanding merit for Morocco. The author of the inscription on one of the graves dedicated it to a British airman who lost his life over this land. In the Church of St. Andrews we … Continue reading Tangier. Church of Saint Andrew. Good hunting, Tim / Udanych łowów, Tim

Tangier. Unfinished labour of Hercules / Niedokończona praca Herkulesa

The 12 labours which were assigned to Hercules by the Oracle of Delphi as a punishment for murdering his family could not be finished without a moment of rest. Even the hero was forced to travel to a land of sleep from time to time. According to Roman myths sleep got the best of Hercules in a cave, north of Tangier. It is hardly surprising. Obtaining the … Continue reading Tangier. Unfinished labour of Hercules / Niedokończona praca Herkulesa

Tangier. Gran Teatro Cervantes. Weekly Photo Challenge: Time

In its days of glory Gran Teatro Cervantes could seat up to 1,5 thousand spectators. And it was well deserved. Biggest stars of the European artistic scene were appearing here. Among them Titta Ruffo called “the voice of a lion” or a tenor Enrico Caruso. 1929 even saw the staging of Shakespeare’s tragedy “Othello” in English. The theater was a pride of the entire Northern Africa… Today, … Continue reading Tangier. Gran Teatro Cervantes. Weekly Photo Challenge: Time

Tangier. All the tastes of medina / Wszystkie smaki medyny

Tangier’s name derives most likely from the Semitic word tigisis which means nothing less but “a harbor”. This proud city has been playing a vital commercial role throughout the ages. First established by the Carthaginians it has been an object of continual battles between foreign powers, for which the harbor in North Africa was a gate into The Dark Continent. Romans, the Portuguese, the English, … Continue reading Tangier. All the tastes of medina / Wszystkie smaki medyny