National Geographic : 1932 Mar
IN THE LAND OF CRUEL DESERT AND MAJESTIC MOUNTAIN RABAT RISES, GLEAMING WHITE, BY THE MOUTH OF THE RIVER BOU REGREG It is one of the four Moroccan cities in which tradition permits the Sultan to reside. The present ruler spends most of his time here, for it is also the center of the French administration. Sale, just across the river, was famous in other days as a stronghold of Barbary pirates. © National Geographic Society Natural Color Photographs by CGervais Courtellemont A COURT IN THE RESIDENCE OF AN ARISTOCRAT OF FES To enter one of these palaces is to pass from the squalor of an oriental street scene into an enchanted realm where Moorish fantasies are expressed in marble and fine mosaics. The music of plashing fountains and the fragrance of flowers are an accompaniment here to a life of luxurious ease.