More About Those Cats

Posted by len on November 29th, 2006

So what was with that “shrine” where I was covered with cats a few posts ago? Well here’s a photo tour of the Chellah, where that Islamic shrine was. The shrine itself is actually a shallow pool, like a fountain, that contains eels (we saw only one). Supposedly it is a holy place to Moroccans. Women who are hoping to get pregnant bring a hard boiled egg to feed to the eels. This promotes a fertile future, so the lore goes. The Chellah is a Roman and Islamic ruin that has stood next to Rabat for centuries. It has been uninhabited since the 12th century! It’s pretty amazing.

2 Responses to “More About Those Cats”

  1. jim Says:

    Nice pix. Very cool. Good location scouting for a novel in my mind, even.

    I especially liked the picture of the over-flying bird (or should I say, spirit of Anubis??), and the pictures of the arches – nice composition.

  2. milton Says:

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    ñïñ çà èíôó!…

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