Jo Ebisjum of JoJebi Designs is doing a “neighbourhood walk around the world”. I thought this was a great idea, and wanted to share a look at our neighborhood here in Casablanca, Morocco. After you check out our pictures, please feel free to click on the badge to find all the other neighborhoods around the world.
1. A mail box – We don’t really have a mailbox, but this is where we get our mail – these are our electric meters. If you have anything really important, like a package, they leave you a note and you have to go to the post office and pick it up.
2. A local store – called a Hanut, they have a little bit of everything!
3. A manhole cover
4. A park/play area – these are so far and few between, that we don’t have any in our area. Here’s the “jardin” where my kids play. It’s in the center of the apartment buildings, and it gets loud in the afternoons with rousing games of soccer!
5. A View of the Street – We have a café right where the apartments meet the road. When there is a soccer game, the café fills up with people and we can hear them cheer all the way back in our apartment.
6. A Local Form of Transport – Since moving to Boskura, my kids love that you can catch a horse taxi so close by.
7. A Local Animal – In addition to wild cats, donkeys are the animal you see most often in the streets here. They pull everything from fruit to wood to garbage. You can find a donkey on every streets and my kids can even differentiate the sound between a donkey and a horse now!
8. A Picture of a Local Shopping Center – These are the stores you can find in the Marjane shopping center.
9. Buildings Under Constructions – There are so many buildings being build in and around Casablanca. It’s amazing to me to see the sticks that are used to hold up levels while they fill in the cement blocks. After the building is built with cement, it is covered with cement or plaster.
10. A Street Sign – This is the sign you see when you are getting on the highway.
July 14, 2012 at 9:30 am
Oh what a lovely place to live! I bet you’re not suffering with the terrible weather that we have in northern Europe!
July 15, 2012 at 1:59 am
Wow! Thanks for participating. Morocco is my dream destination, now I want to go even more! My husband loves donkeys, so maybe I can convince him now to go as a family.
July 18, 2012 at 2:10 am
It is so interesting how you get your mail! Thanks for sharing 🙂
November 13, 2013 at 6:11 pm
Read thru your stories. Lived in Dar Bouazza (15 minute southwest of Casa) and taught art. There are some very good art supply stores. The BEST in my opinion is:
L’art du Pinceau
23, rue Zarhoun – ex Reims, Mers Sultan – 20000 Casablanca
CASABLANCA +212 (0)5126.96.36.199 – +212(0)522.26.56.04
Thanks, for your putting your ideas on the web, Tom Relth Frmr Prof, Art Dept. GWA
December 12, 2014 at 10:53 pm
Pff u know nothing about casablanca -.-‘ why do u have to describe it like that ? I mean seriously 😩 Why do people always show 1% of negativity and leave 99% of the real Maghreb