Architecture Observed in Morocco


The TechWomen delegation is finishing its week here in Morocco. We have visited many organizations benefiting women and girls, both teaching and learning. While walking and driving in Marrakech, Casablanca, Rabat, and nearby cities, I have enjoyed meeting many of the charming, capable, and open hearted women leaders of this beautiful country.

I have also enjoyed observing the architecture, starting with the colors. Marrakech is a red city – with the most common color of buildings being a warm terra cotta brown. The Berber primary colors (yellow, red, blue) are frequent details in Merrakech. When we took the bus to Casablanca, we saw many colors of the earth, from sharp grey stones, to iron-red earth, to the chocolate brown of plowed fields. Casablanca itself is more of a dirty white, in keeping with its industrial style.

At home in San Jose, California, I live in a Spanish mission-style home. I have been charmed to see many of elements of that style here – red tile roofs, white walls, ornate iron work, wide rounded arches, and small balconies.




Images Copyright 2011 Katy Dickinson

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