Best Photos from Morocco: Urban Scenes

Friday, January 22, 2010 | Morocco (map)

A biker speeds through Marrakech's covered souq.
Now, the moment you've all been waiting for. No more landscapes, snake charmers, or chickens. These are the iconic images that define Morocco: its walled cities, ornate medersas, soaring mosques, and open-air houses.

While almost half of Morocco's population still lives in rural areas, the cities have long been the country's vibrant heart. They are the site of its most impressive monuments and markets, and of its most vivid colors. Being a fan of great architecture, I absolutely loved examining the intricacy of many of Morocco's ornate sacred spaces, which feature prominently in this collection:

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