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Thursday, August 22, 2019

AIT-BEN-HADDOU -- Part 12

UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE IN OURZAZATE PROVINCE MOROCCO


Morocco has spent a lot of money restoring this village and keeping it perfect.

Both for the tourists who like to visit the premises and for the movie opportunities coming all the way from Hollywood.

--Culture Trip

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

AIT-BEN-HADDOU -- Part 11

UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE IN OURZAZATE PROVINCE MOROCCO


Ait Ben Haddou is mainly popular among big Hollywood producers who love to shoot films there, as it makes a timeless visual that is difficult to find elsewhere. 

More than 15 movies have been filmed here, as well as parts of the TV show Game of Thrones. 

One of the most popular films to have been shot in Ait Ben Haddou is Gladiator, in particular the scene in which Russell Crowe is sold into slavery.

--Culture Trip

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

AIT-BEN-HADDOU -- Part 10

UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE IN OURZAZATE PROVINCE MOROCCO


The village was an incredibly harmonious place: small homes, a public square, a mosque, a caravanserai and both a Muslim and Jewish cemetery for the coexisting communities. 

It was the home of several families who lived in the village for a while before deciding to move to a more modern village across the river. 

Today, only 10 families remain in Ait Ben Haddou.

--Culture Trip

Monday, August 19, 2019

Accessibility shouldn't be an afterthought - hospitality | Magazine

Story is about oversees rules and responses, but core information is super relevant in the USA and throughout the world:

Accessibility shouldn't be an afterthought - hospitality | Magazine: Almost 20 per cent of Australia’s population is living with a disability. What’s your venue doing?

AIT-BEN-HADDOU -- Part 9

UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE IN OURZAZATE PROVINCE MOROCCO


Ait Ben Haddou is an almost 1,000-year-old ksar (fortified village) located on the route to the Sahara Desert. 

Previously used as a meeting point for travellers from Sudan on their way to Marrakech, it is now an iconic Hollywood film set.

--Culture Trip

Sunday, August 18, 2019

AIT-BEN-HADDOU -- Part 8

UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE IN OURZAZATE PROVINCE MOROCCO

In comparison to other ksour of the region, the Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou has preserved its architectural authenticity with regard to configuration and materials. 

The architectural style is well preserved and the earthen constructions are perfectly adapted to the climatic conditions and are in harmony with the natural and social environment.

-UNESCO

Saturday, August 17, 2019

Little Havana Me Importa Revitalization Master Plan

Proud to have played a part in this:


#urbandesign 
#urbanplanning 
#urbanmobility 
#urbaninnovation 
#Parks
#Resiliency
#contextsensitivedesign 
#historicpreservation