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The Southern Atlantic Coast Sights

North Bastion and Medina Skala

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Updated 09/08/2014

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The distinctive outlines of the medina skala and its citadel (the North Bastion) frame the waves dramatically at sunset. The bastion once held emergency supplies of fresh water and the large circle of stones in the center marks what was known as a call-point, or alarm-system, to warn of approaching invaders. Guards would warn of danger by stomping on the resonant circle. If you stand in the middle of the circle and stomp your foot or yell, you'll hear the echo ring far.

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Essaouira, Morocco

Updated 09/08/2014


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