The Prince of Marrakech

Well he’s no Jake Gyllenhaal, but Mohammad was the keeper of movie things. He had filled a small disused synagogue with ancient stuff and then rented it out to unsuspecting movie makers at a ripe price. He also tried to sell me a blanket, but then you can’t take the Arab out of the Arabs can you.


As a holiday destination Morocco certainly has a lot going for it: sunshine, spices, eating with your fingers and the Prince of Persia, what more could a girl ask for? Maybe a road trip to the famous Atlas studios complete with Egyptian Pharaohs (you know, because we are in Morocco, but Egypt is more famous, so we’ll use their history…)


Atlas and the surrounding Kasbahs have seen a lot of movie action over the years but I was pleased to find out that they have recently taken part in helping the Prince to reach the silver screen. And why not, just look at the environment they have to work with:


Amazing. I couldn’t look at anything without planning how I could scale it, collect some shiny sand, accidentally leap to my death and then rewind time. Now if only I could forward time to when the movie actually comes out… and get past this damn pigeon without alerting the guards…








7 responses to “The Prince of Marrakech”

  1. Darach avatar

    Ohhh! I <3 <3 Morocco. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Fes, Marrakesh, Casablanca, Rabat & Sale!
    *drifts off into a happy dream* ๐Ÿ™‚

    Must go back some day. ๐Ÿ™‚ The sights, the sounds, the medinas and the souks.

    I’ll tell you, it’s even better than Cyrodil.
    *nods intently* ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Stacy Kidd avatar
    Stacy Kidd

    Wow. Wowowowow, it looks blissful.

  3. arc14716 avatar

    Nice. I see that once again, you’ve become quite the world traveler.

    You think you had problems with that pigeon? Try a rooster that keeps coming around me at work in the afternoon. All the customers think it’s some sort of mascot the way it keeps coming around.

    Nice pictures. That looks like some sort of museum in those photos, is it not? That guy in the first photo looks real or is it some sort of wax figure?

  4. Eleanor avatar

    Hehe, he is a real person!

  5. arc14716 avatar

    oh, hello Eleanor. I hope you’re doing well.

    That was a real person? Dang, he did a good job of standing absolutely still for you when you took his photo. It had me wondering while I was looking at it (and still does).

  6. Uzi avatar

    I’m confused. These are pictures of REAL Morocco?
    I never know when Sarin is pulling my leg or telling the truth. I’m beginning to wonder if she shot me in the back of the head (point-blank!) at Warfighters. She can be twisted like that.

    It looks like an amusement park comparable to “The Holy Land Experience” in Orlando, Florida (where the Temple of Herod faces the OPPOSITE direction…that’s like hanging a cross upside-down, as in Mia Kirshner’s entrance in “Not Another Teen Movie”).

    …but though it shares common thematic elements with how it really went down, it is a raunchy parody. You would have to dilute it with the “First Meeting in the Trees” (of Christopher Reeves & Jane Seymour) scene in “Somewhere in Time” (00:36+) to get closer to the real truth. Just turn the daylight down, because it was later in the day in October. She materialized like a ghost out of the trees, a real spook who knew how to make an enTRANCE.

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