Videos tagged with "earthquake"
Marocain au Japon : Enoshima [03:05]
Enoshima (江の島) is a small island, about 4 km in circumference, at the mouth of the Katase River, which flows into Sagami Bay in Japan. Part of the city of Fujisawa, it is linked to the Katase section of the same city on the mainland by a 600 meter-long bridge. Adjacent to some of the closest beaches to Tokyo and Yokohama, the island and the nearby coast are the hub of a local resort area. Benzaiten, the goddess of music and entertainment, is enshrined on the island. The island in its entirety is dedicated to the goddess, who is said to have made it rise from the bottom of the sea in sixth century. Enoshima is the center of Shōnan, a resort area along the coast of Sagami Bay. The island is the scene of the Enoshima Engi, a history of the shrines on Enoshima written by the Japanese Buddhist monk Kōkei in 1047 AD. Enoshima was the Olympic harbor for the 1964 Summer Olympics. In 1880, after the Shinto and Buddhism separation order of the new Meiji government had made the land available, much of the uplands was purchased by Samuel Cocking, a British merchant, in his Japanese wife's name. He developed a power plant and extensive botanical gardens including a very large greenhouse. Although the original greenhouse was destroyed in the 1923 Great Kanto earthquake, the botanical garden (now the Samuel Cocking Garden) remains an attraction with over half a million visitors a year.
Tags: maroc, morocco, japan, japon, marocain, enoshima, tokyo
End of the Roman Road, Volubilis; Morocco [03:33]
Morocco's most impressive and atmospheric ancient site is the roman city of Volubilis. From the Riad Fellousia in Meknes we grabbed a filling breakfast and headed out of town. The riad can arrange a special taxi to see the ruins as well as the nearby town of Moulay Idriss, home to Morocco's most venerated saint. Originally a Carthaginian trading post in the 3rd century BC, Volubilis gradually became distant Roman base in the 1st century AD and marked the farthest extent of the Imperial road. It had been continuously inhabited for over 2000 years until the Lisbon earthquake severely damaged the site and Moulay Ismail's dismantling of the city's marble to use the Imperial City in Meknes. Situated in some of the most fertile plains in North Africa, Volubilis provided Rome with a substantial supply of wheat and olives.
Tags: Volubilis, Morocco, ancient, roman, ruins, UNESCO, world, heritage, art, architecture, Meknes, mosaic, forum, basilica, wanderlusts, travel, Fellousia, Riad, Moroc, Marruecos, geography
Azemmour and the Riad Azama [04:21]
One of the best off the beaten path destinations in Morocco is the town of Azemmour located along the Atlantic coast just north of El Jadida. It is a small town with few tourists that feels like the real Morocco. There is an exceptional riad here in which to make your base while visiting this overlooked yet charming town. The Portuguese built the town tow miles inland along the Oum er Rbia river as a fortified trading post in 1513. The Portuguese also built the circuit of large ochre walls around the medina which was heavily damaged thanks to the massive Lisbon earthquake of 1755 that sent a tsunami upriver wiping out much of the town. Azemmour looks like it has been neglected and overlooked for a long time, however, the faded and crumbling aspect of the town are part of its appeal. There is a nearby beach as well as the very interesting city of El Jadida nearby. Except for two riads there are no tourists restaurants or facilities. One of the riads, however, is reason enough to stay in Azemmour. The Riad Azama is an 18th century traditional home handsomely restored with 6 rooms located around a lovely court yard. This is one of the most beautiful Riads we have seen in Morocco. Riad Azama 17 impasse Ben Tahar (ancienne medina), Azemmour 24100, Morocco
Tags: Azemmour, Riad, Azama, El, Jadida, fort, culture, travel, Haouzia, beach, Portuguese, Morocco, Africa, architecture, art, Oum, er, Rbia, river, roads, less, travelled, traveled
Agadir - Le tremblement de terre [04:36]
Le tremblement de terre d'Agadir, au sud du Maroc, a eu lieu le 29 février 1960 à 23 h 40. La secousse dura 15 secondes et était d'une magnitude de 5,7 sur l'échelle de Richter. ... Agadir souss massa deraa tamazight amazigh chelha tachelhit tachelhyt maroc morocco marocco marouecos tremblement de terre earthquake zilzal azilzal erdbiben catastrophe katastrofe 1960 sad music violin traurige musik geige اكادير سوس المغرب زلزال كارثة ضحايا موسيقى حزينة كمان
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