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Sidi Ifni Part 1 0f 3

By Elizabethwix

The history of  the Moroccan seacoast is complicated --variously French, Spanish, Portuguese. You can read about it here.
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Anyway, in late February we drove south to Sidi Ifni, where the Spanish were in charge until 1969. It has something of the air of a town time forgot --but the town hall is freshly painted.
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This look a little like a fort in the Spanish Sahara.
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The cinema is being renovated --albeit astoundingly slowly.
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The town square, high above the Atlantic, has charming plantings and a small encampments of protesters. We make a point of not getting involved in politics when abroad.
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February flowers!
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The Spanish consulate. A splendid building which could/should/maybe never will be restored!
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A wall with shadows.
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A mosque.
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Looking down at the sea from the Belle Vue Hotel --a super precipitous view -- a rather tatty hotel
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Exterior of the Belle Vue.
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Robert outside the long defunct Twist Club
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View over the rooftops from Xanadu where we stayed. A most wonderful, beautifully decorated French run riad.

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