Sunday, 8 March 2015

The Semaphore Station

 Once through the gate narrow attractive streets with blue paint reminiscent of Greece lead you down to the 17C platforme built as a semaphore station.

 It has panoramic views over the estuary and across to Sale on the north bank of the Bouregreg.

 One of the streets had a shop selling women's pottery. In the towns men made pottery industrially and usually glazed. In the country women made pottery, unglazed and low-fired although decorated with simple coloured patterns.

There is a sandbank at the mouth of the river and the wreckers used to entice merchant ships in (the local pirate ships and fishing boats were shallow-keeled) so that the grounded on the sandbank within range of the cannon from the Kasbah forts.

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