People are the same the world over. These women were sitting and catching up on the day's events after shopping in the old Medina section of downtown Casablanca. Their clothes may be distinctive and characteristic of the Arab world, but does this otherwise look like a scene that you might see in your home town?
This is a detail of the clock tower in the wall of the old Medina.
This is the clock tower of the old Medina. Casablanca is the third largest city in Africa. It was a small town until the French made it their commercial center. Except for the old walled Medina, most of the city was developed in the 20th century.
This is a shopkeeper in the new Medina section of Casablanca, developed by the French because the old, walled Medina was too small and crowded. His smile must mean that either business is good, or he was happy to have his photo taken.
The doorways of Morocco often hide courtyards with intricately patterned tiled walls and relaxing fountains.
Who needs a table to play checkers when you have four knees? The mirror in front of a shop in the new Medina reveals the concentration on both sides of the face of the man on the right. It must be his move next, and it looks like he is down a piece or two.
This family set up a table for dinner in the old Medina of Casablanca. It is common in Morocco to see women carrying young children in a sling draped around their shoulders.