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Copyright: Tsilla Nahari (tnahari) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1381 W: 259 N: 4365] (26007)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-04-15
Categories: Nature, Architecture
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/320 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-09-09 0:55
Viewed: 2399
Points: 2
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Safi lies on Morocco's central Atlantic coast and has been an important port since Roman times. Then it was known as Asfi, and its people were among the first Moroccans to embrace Islam. The Almohades surrounded the city with ramparts and made the city an intellectual and spiritual center. In 1508 the Portuguese occupied the city, built a citadel and renovated the kasbah area before withdrawing under the Saadian onslaught in 1541. Under the Saadians, Safi's trading was developed and the city's Jamaa Masjid, or Grand Mosque, was built. Their Alawite successors restored the old city and opened Safi to foreign traders.

Under French control, the port facilities were developed for the export of phosphates mined in Youssoufia. After independence Safi's importance as a port city continued to grow. In 1964 the Moroccan government constructed new facilities for the processing of phosphate rock into fertilizer and expanded its export capacity. Fish canning is another major industry. Safi is also Morocco's most famous ceramic center, featuring an ancient potter's quarter and artisans of international reputation.

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  • AKITA Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1523 W: 73 N: 86] (20294)
  • [2010-09-10 22:41]

dear tsilla,
a beautiful shot of wonder castle and of course wonderful sky,
the old castle looks so romantic like in a tales,
and clear blue sky with drawing cloud is picturesque,
this Arabic ambience is very fine,
thank you for your attractive picture,

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