Videos tagged with "culture"
Nature - Domaine Royal Palm Marrakech [02:14]
Le Domaine Royal Palm s'étend au cœur d'une oliveraie préservée de 231 hectares. Parfaitement intégré aux paysages somptueux qui l'entourent, il est inspiré de la culture et de la végétation locales pour optimiser l'utilisation des ressources naturelles. Les jardins paysagés sont plantés d'oliviers centenaires, de palmiers, de citronniers et d'orangers aux parfums subtils. Les eaux de pluie sont récupérées au moyen d'un système sophistiqué pour assurer l'entretien des jardins et des espaces verts. La pépinière du Domaine offre l'opportunité aux propriétaires de poursuivre l'aménagement de leurs jardins et de les personnaliser avec un choix d'arbres et de plantes de la région, nécessitant un faible apport en eau. -- Domaine Royal Palm stretches across a 231-hectare olive grove. Built in tune with its natural environment, the Domaine was inspired by the local culture and flora in order to optimize the use of natural resources. The landscaped gardens are planted with olives, palms, lemons, oranges and pomegranates which aromas waft through the air. Green spaces and gardens are maintained using rain water collected through sophisticated systems. The Domaine's nursery gives villa owners the opportunity to further enhance and customize their gardens by choosing from a wide range of trees, shrubs and plants from the region, all of which have low water requirements.
Jilala group playing at the Mouseem Sidi Ali. We we more than welcomed into a private house for an afternoon's liila,( ritual) where jilala and other groups ( gnaoua, hamacha) played whilst a cow was slaughtered, people tranced, the jnouns( ( demons) were exorsized and kept happy and the saints blessed. These Fez based musicians are wonderful warm people. Chokrane and tabalakal3lihum. x culturevulturefez.org
2010 Maroc Marrakech, Avec Isabelle, Les Remparts à Vélo, La Ménara [02:54]
Marrakech à Vélo, même par temps de pluie... WIKIPEDIA La Ménara (Jardin) : Aménagé sous la dynastie des Almohades, la Ménara est un vaste jardin planté d'oliviers à environ 45 min à pied de la place Jamaa El Fna (centre de Marrakech). Au cœur de ce jardin, un grand bassin au pied d'un pavillon sert de réservoir d'eau pour irriguer les cultures. C'est un endroit très paisible, à l'écart du tumulte de la ville. C'est donc un lieu privilégié pour les promenades. Le bassin est alimenté en eau grâce à un système hydraulique vieux de plus de 700 ans, qui achemine l'eau depuis les montagnes situées à 30 km environ de Marrakech. Ce bassin permet l'irrigation de l'oliveraie.
Globe Trekker Marrakech and Dubai City Guides with Megan McCormick & KT Comer [49:10]
Located at the north tip of Africa, Morocco is a country of stark desert, high mountain ranges and richly cultured cities. Known as the 'great' desert city of Morocco, Marrakech lies 60 miles from the coast, next to Morocco's towering Atlas Mountain Range. The city itself is a fusion of Africa, Europe and the Islamic world, divided between the Ville Nouvelle, built by the French in the 20th Century and Medina, home to the souk markets and the famous central square, Jemaa el Fna. KT Comer takes a horse drawn carriage to Koutoubia Mosque, which marks the western edge of the old walled city and stays in the Hotel Central Palace. An old riad (townhouse) located in Medina, the hotel offers budget luxury and wonderful views over the city for only $20 a night. The next day she descends on the markets of the souk to sample the thousands of stalls and myriad of handmade goods found there. Spread over a mile, the souk has remained the centre of life in Marrakech since its inception in the twelfth century. The Jemma el Fna is where all the action happens. The centre is filled by a random and changing assortment of snake charmers, storytellers acrobats, clowns, dancers and so on. Add to this the variety of food on offer and you realise just how special the square is - so much so that UNESCO has made it a World Heritage Site. KT then makes it over to the Jewish cemetery in the Mellah, the Jewish quarter, which lies at the south-eastern edge of the Medina. Waves of Jewish settlers ...
Morocco's distinctive landscapes and enduring cultural heritage offer an enticing journey into the heart of North Africa. Part of Africa yet markedly different, Morocco is a fascinating study in contrasts. Old world medinas with noisy, narrow, winding lanes vie for attention with fashionable cafés, boutique shops and modern city centers. Sophisticated coastal cities such as Casablanca and Rabat boast an abundance of long white beaches, picturesque rocky coves and classic resorts. The imperial cities of Meknes and Fes showcase fine examples of Islamic architecture and tradition. Inland cities are warm and exotic, set among hills and palm groves. The rugged, snow-capped Atlas Mountains stretch 2414 kilometers/1500 miles through Morocco and beyond. Berber tribes have lived in the region for thousands of years, and were first mentioned in writings of ancient Egyptians. Long-established villages such as Aït-Benhaddou, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, serve as strongholds that preserve the Berber lifestyle, culture, music and art. The country is also rich in Jewish heritage, with the first migration into this area coming after the destruction of the Second Temple in Jerusalem; and a second wave arrived from the Iberian Peninsula in the period immediately preceding and following the 1492 Alhambra Decree, when the Jews were expelled from the kingdoms of Spain and Portugal. At its peak in the 1940s, Morocco's Jewish population exceeded 250000. Jewish heritage is seen throughout the ...