Contrasts in modern Morocco

Traditional transport in modern Morocco

In many ways Morocco is a modern country quite at ease with high rise buildings, busy CBDs in the cities, modern communications – note the mobile phone towers in today’s photo – and many local concessions to and adaptations of the modern, western world.

Some traditional things still abound – like the people with their horse and cart (see above) taking their produce to market. The market was probably in a nearby Medina. I’ll show photos of the medinas in another post.

This photo was taken in Meknes.

On second thoughts: the “horse” may well have been a donkey. Donkeys far outweigh horses as beasts of burden in northern Africa.

Then of course, there are some locals who cannot afford a horse or a donkey.

Street scene in Meknes, Morocco


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