Tuesday, 25 February 2020

Kasbah of Algiers

This site reminds me the punk song "Rock the Casbah" by The Clash

Kasbah and the Fishing Port
This postcard was sent by Boris

The Kasbah of Algiers is an outstanding example of a historic Maghreb city having had extensive influence on town-planning in the western part of the Mediterranean and sub-Saharan Africa.
Indeed, located on the Mediterranean coast, the site was inhabited at least from the 6th century BC when a Phoenician trading post was established there.
In this living environment where nearly 50,000 people reside, very interesting traditional houses, palaces, hammams, mosques and various souks are still conserved, the urban form of which bears witness to an effect of stratification of several styles in a complex and original system that has adapted remarkably well to a very hilly and uneven site. - in: https://whc.unesco.org/en/list/565/

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