Friday, March 26, 2010

R'cif facelift continues in Fez.

The disruption of traffic at R'cif continues, but all in a good cause. The new bus and taxi ranks are in place (even if the taxis ignore them) and work continues on façades. The new face of R'cif will look very elegant ; once work is completed.

The arch being hauled into place
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The exciting news is that the main new gate is well under construction. Today saw the erection of a major arch which will become the entrance to the public pedestrian space. While this is exciting, locals say it may well be another 18 months before work is completed. In the meantime The View from Fez will keep you updated.

If you have not seen the grand plan, check it out here: R'cif Facelift


Darren B said...

Aiight Ed, good to see you landed safe and well...I look forward to following your adventures as they unfold over the next few months. Take it easy buddy and stay safe.

Piggy said...

Knowing how slow building work is in the Medina I would say give it at least 3 years to complete the job.
I avoid going to R'cif as it is such a dump. Hopefully my view will change when its 'tarted up'.

The View From Fez said...

Miss Piggy, how could you ! R'cif has the best spiced coffee, the best vegetables, meat and fish! and the nicest people live there, of course!

Piggy said...

Sandy I agree with all you say - BUT it is a dump. That is why it is having a facelift. We all need this at some some.