Sunday, June 21, 2009

THE ATLAS MOUNTAINS IN MOROCCO


Driving from Marrakesh to Ouarzazate in the south of Morocco we had to cross the Atlas Mountains. No other route is leading there. It is a mountain range across a northern stretch of Africa extending about 2,400 km (1,500 miles) through Morocco, Algeria, and Tunisia. The highest peak is Jbel Toubkal, with an elevation of 4,167 metres (13,671 ft) in southwestern Morocco.

The landscapes we saw were absolutely breathtaking. All photos you see here I shot through the bus window. Apparently they were clean. There is not a lot to say about the pictures, they are self explaining.


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Each time there was a little green spot, there also was a village


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The road (in excellent shape) was leading over the mountains like a snake


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Only since 5 years or a little more, people got electricity here in the mountains

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with the result that they also can watch TV now, see the parabol antennas on the old mud houses ?

Not at all to compare with  beautiful Zermatt chalets !


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This mixture of a view out of the bible and modern equipment was quite bizarre. Without the cables and antennas the villages looked proabably the same like 2000 years ago !

7 comments:

Irina Mateciuc said...

Wow! The pictures are amazing. Enjoy your trips.
Irina

Trotter said...

Hi Gattina! Wow! This was a fantastic tour!! Excellent photos and an interesting text. Fantastic post!

Blogtrotter has moved to another country on its 250th post. Enjoy and have a great Sunday!

diane said...

What stark but breathtaking scenery.

Melli said...

Ohhhhhhh the wonder of God's world! WOW! Those mountains are just amazing... just AMAZING!

GMG said...

Hi Gattina!
Blogtrotter is anticipating the 4th of July fireworks; but in a different country... ;) Have a great weekend (or vacation, should you have that chance...)!

Anonymous said...

wow there great but just mountains i would take pictures of things people never have seen before like things that seem interesting

MikenMaroc said...

Great pictures. I work in the Atlas Mountains and definitely share your love of them. Another great route is along the Ouirgane Valley and over the Tiz'n'Test pass to Tarourdant.
Happy Travels!

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