Saturday, 18 October 2008

Casablanca fountain, Morocco


Postmarked Casablanca, dated 1983 as far as I can make out.

Casablanca
Fontaine lumineuse et musicale
Place des Nations-Unies
Illuminated musical fountain
United Nations' Square

Casablanca is the largest city in Morocco and the chief port. It is in the west of Morocco, on the Atlantic Ocean.  With a population of over 3 million, it is also the sixth largest city in all Africa. 

Casablanca was an important strategic port during World War II and hosted the Casablanca Conference in 1943, in which Churchill and Roosevelt discussed the progress of the war. Casablanca was the site of a large American air base, which was the staging area for all American aircraft for the European Theater of Operations during World War II.

3 comments:

  1. That is such a beautiful card!

    And what a great way for people to learn about geography, something that's sadly lacking these days.

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  2. I love exotic places and Morrocco's one of the destinations I would like to visit one day.

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