Three men and an illegal tripod – the Portuguese Cistern, El Jadida, Morocco.

While taking a break from a lazy weekend at the fantastic beach resort Mazagan, I broke away with two great buddies for a trip to El Jadida to see the Portuguese Cistern.  From Wikipedia – Built in 1514, this former warehouse (possibly an armory) was converted into a cistern in the 16th century. The underground chamber, measuring 34 meters by 34 meters, was constructed with five rows of five stone pillars. The cistern is famous especially for the thin layer of water that covers the floor, and which creates fine and exciting reflections from the little light there is and…