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Dar el Makhzen, Royal Palace of Fes by Jason Winn

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Aug 06, 2009
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Jun 02, 2009
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The Royal Palace comprises of 80 hectares of land and the Palace compound includes beautiful gardens, mosques and also an ancient Madrassa or a school for Koranic studies that whose origin can be traced back to 14th century. General public are barred from entering the Palace but they are even an impressive sight even from outside. The garden doors are famous for their Giant Brass knockers that were made by special artisans from Fes El Bali. The Palace is also famous for the golden doors. Dal el Qimma, a palace in the Royal Palace is also renowned for its beautifully painted ceilings and intricate mosaic works. The palace was built in the 17th century and it is situated right in the center if Fes el Jdid. Part of it still serves as the residence of the king of Morocco when he visits this area.

The royal palace is now home to innumerable valuable artifacts from all over morocco and includes carpets that come from Rabat, samples of pottery, silk fabrics, firearms and also ancient manuscripts. The museum houses a life-sized model of a Carthaginian tomb and also a pristine necropolis. Don't regret your not being able to enter the Palace. It's worth a view even from outside. The palace is of great historical value and is one of the major attractions of Fez.


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GigaPan Stitcher version 0.4.3864 (Windows)
Panorama size: 204 megapixels (23908 x 8558 pixels)
Input images: 45 (9 columns by 5 rows)
Field of view: 46.4 degrees wide by 16.6 degrees high (top=11.7, bottom=-4.9)
Settings:
All default settings
Original image properties:
Camera make: Canon
Camera model: Canon PowerShot SX110 IS
Image size: 3456x2592 (9.0 megapixels)
Capture time: 2009-06-02 19:36:30 - 2009-06-02 19:38:49
Aperture: f/8
Exposure time: 0.0333333
ISO: 100
Focal length (35mm equiv.): 357.6 mm
Digital zoom: off
White balance: Fixed
Exposure mode: Manual
Horizontal overlap: 22.6 to 29.5 percent
Vertical overlap: 41.6 to 43.4 percent
Computer stats: 3002.45 MB RAM, 2 CPUs
Total time 1:12:23 (1:36 per picture)
Alignment: 8:22, Projection: 5:47, Blending: 58:14

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