City walls in Essaouira
City walls in Essaouira. Essaouira is a city in the western Moroccan economic region of Marrakech-Tensift-Al Haouz, on the Atlantic coast. The city was known in the time of 11th-century geographer al-Bakri and, as he reported, was called Sidi Megdoul. In the 16th-century, a corruption of this name became known to the Portuguese as Mogador or Mogadore. The Berber and Arabic names mean the wall, a reference to the fortress walls that originally enclosed the city. The Medina of Essaouira is a UNESCO World Heritage listed city, an example of a late 18th-century fortified town, as transferred to North Africa by European colonists. The medina is home to many small arts and crafts businesses, notably cabinet making and 'thuya' wood-carving (using roots of the Tetraclinis tree), both of which have been practised in Essaouira for centuries. Essaouira remains one of the major fishing harbours of Morocco.
This town was the setting for several scenes of the popular Game of Thrones and as Othello version of Orson Welles.
Holiday Beach Scene - Heacham , Norfolk
Holiday Beach Scene - Heacham , Norfolk - all the constituent features of the British beach holiday are here - multiple layers of clothing, a striped windbreak, Grandpa nodding off in a fold-out chair, a bright red lolly being grudgingly consumed, shoes worn to counteract the discomfort of walking on pebbles and a row of locked-up beach huts repeating out into infinity.... Date: circa 1960
© Grenville Collins Postcard Collection / Tom Gillmor / Mary Evans
Autumn at Montseny
The Montseny massif is located within 100 km from Barcelona, in a triangle formed by the AP-7, C-17 and C-25 roads. It has the highest mountains in the area south of the Pyrenees and dominates the plains south of Girona.UNESCO designated Montseny a biosphere reserve in 1978. The regional government designated it a natural park in 1987.The highest peaks are TurA³ de l'Home (1, 712 m), Les Agudes (1, 703 m), El Matagalls (1, 697 m) and Puig Drau (1, 344 m). To the south is the plateau of La Calma. In between is the Valley of the Tordera.The Park is home to a wide variety of fauna from Mediterranean to alpine. There are also a large number of megalithic structures in the park.In Montseny we can see beech, streams, swamp ... etc. In autumn we find the typical landscape with browns, reds and greens.
© Guillem Calatrava