Today was the last full day in Morocco.
We started off with a workshop to reflect and share our experiences in
different areas of Morocco and how we can include these experiences in our teaching.
Then we took a trip to Chellah, the historical site that I visited earlier this week.
A native fruit.
A jasmine tree - it smelled so lovely.
The remains of a Roman statue
A pool that some Moroccans believe has an eel living in it who can help women get pregnant.
Women trying to get pregnant can leave a boiled egg in the pool's water.
The belief is that if the eel eats it, then the woman will become pregnant soon.
The white pieces on the pool floor are egg shell remains.
Here is a close up of some eggs that were left earlier today.
The view is still amazing!
Two guards on horses guard the Hassan Tower and the Mausoleum of Mohammad V,
one of Morocco's previous kings and the current King's grandfather.
The mausoleum and the mosque next door to it.
The Hassan Tower
The current King was just leaving the mausoleum.
One of his workers wearing a traditional hat called a fez, on guard.
Going up to the mausoleum.
The mausoleum guard.
These are the tombs of King Mohammed V and both of his sons.
A qu'ran nearby.
the ceiling of the mausoleum
Tile work in the mausoleum. This was all done by hand, one tile and one color at a time.
The tomb of King Mohammed V up close.
A little closer, notice how much detail the carver put into the casket.
More beautiful artistry.
These beautiful archways are everywhere!
A nearby fountain.
A closer look at the mosque next door.
A vendor at the entrance selling sweets.
Another beautiful doorway.
The Oudayas is similar to a medina, but located on the coast.
Several coastal cities in Morocco have an oudaya.
The walls in an oudaya are all white on the top half and blue on the lower half.
An orange and orange juice vendor.
There were even a few people surfing.