Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Tangier





We spent two days in this grand but faded city on the north coast of Morocco. It has been passed from empire to empire and along the way acquiring, like Casablanca and Marrakesh, a reputation for the exotic and the romantic. It was after Delacroix that Tangier became an obligatory stop for artists seeking to experience the colors and light he spoke of - Matisse made several trips to Tangier. The city has also been a playground for eccentric millionaires and attracted in the 1940s and 1950s a circle of writers including Paul Bowles, Tennessee Williams, Jean Genet, Mohamed Choukri, and later Jack Kerouac.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Sounds exciting! Visited Marrakesh last July and stayed at a riad. Fabulously beautiful!

Anna said...

Love the café, whish I was there instead of cold Stockholm...

Tangier property said...

You are lucky that you were 2 days in such a beautiful city as Tangier. Tangiers is a city in the north of Morocco near the Straits of Gibraltar. It has a rich cultural heritage and is a city full of life. The city of Tangiers is filled with busy Souks, labyrinthine streets, and overlooked by castles as well as luscious verdant hills.