on Toshugu Shrine. The beauty is in the very fine detail and craftsmanship of this tall pagoda.
on Volubilis. The whole time I was there, I could picture the ancients walking these streets and living in these homes. Volubilis is a partly excavated Roman city in Morocco near Meknes between Fes and Rabat. Built in a fertile agricultural area, it was developed from the 3rd century BC onwards as a Phoenician (and later Carthaginian) settlement. It grew rapidly under Roman rule from the 1st century AD onwards and expanded to cover about 40 hectares (100 acres) with a 2.6 km (1.6 mi) circuit of walls. The city gained a number of major public buildings in the 2nd century, including a basilica, temple and triumphal arch. Its prosperity, which was derived principally from olive growing, prompted the construction of many fine town-houses with large mosaic floors.
1 2 3 4 5 Volubilis Roman ruins 6 Mosaic by AndySerrano 6 Volubilis Roman ruins 7 by AndySerrano 7