Friday, November 22, 2013
Essaouira - MOROCCO - UNESCO #753
This card has a interesting history. A friend from the postcrossing official forum went to Morroco some time ago and she sent me a postcard from the historic city of Essaouira - it never arrived... She was sad because se knows I like my cards sent from the country of origin, but as we like to say here in the northern part of Portugal, "Under the Tagus is Morroco!" (only kiddin, of course - no one really means that!) and we that in mind, when she offered to send me another card I asked for her to send in from the southern bank of Tagus river. She's a sweet thing and she went to Trafaria to send the card so, here's another UNESCO site for my collection sent from the country of origin (well almost). Now seriously, thank you very much for your attention Paula, I really lkie this card and now I have 229 WHS, only 752 to go. This postcard took 4 days to arrive!
Essaouira (formerly Mogador) is an exceptional example of a late-18th-century fortified town, built according to the principles of contemporary European military architecture in a North African context. Since its foundation, it has been a major international trading seaport, linking Morocco and its Saharan hinterland with Europe and the rest of the world.