Photographer's Note

Ornamented with rich blue tiles, Bab Boujloud (the blue gate) is one of the most beautiful gateways of Fes. It leads to one of the medina's busiest streets (Rue Talaa Seghira) and is a good starting point for a walk inside the medina walls. It was constructed by the French in 1913, but the 12th-century original can still be seen next to it. The gate's horseshoe arches are decorated with blue tiles on the outside and green tiles on the inside, patterned with stars and swirls. Standing outside looking in, you can see two minarets. The one on the right belongs to the 20th century Sidi Lazzaz mosque. The other minaret, topped by two golden orbs, is part of the recently restored 14th century Bou Inania Medrasa.

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Additional Photos by Deniz Taskin (rigoletto) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3085 W: 400 N: 6725] (34279)
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