Feeling the horizon, Medina of Tetouan
November 30th, 2011
View over the new town of Tetouan and the Jewish cemetery – 2011
One of the Medina‘s characteristic is a lack of space*. A feeling that is sometimes intensified by the tiny lanes and the lack of visibility. Facing the mountainous region of the Rif, the Medina of Tetouan built on the Djebel Dersa slope, is one of the very rare Medina when you really feel the space thanks to an open horizon. I personally find it very much important as it gives a dimension of the environment, a contact with it … and a sense of well being.
* This space is more likely to be found inside riads, traditional Moroccan houses. Shared by a whole family, traditional riads are usually built on two or three floors organised around a central open-air courtyard. It is traditionaly decorated with an interior garden & sometimes a fountain right in its centre.
People in the Medina of Tetouan and the Rif mountains – 2011
Man carrying bread and the Rif mountain – 2010