Bab Bou Jeloud, or the Blue Gate, leads to Fes el Bali, the oldest walled part of Fes. The monumental gate was built in 1913, in the Moorish style. It features three symmetrical horseshoe arches, and is interlaced with polychrome glazed tiles. The tiles on the outside are coloured blue, while the tiles inside are green. From this gate, you can see Bou Inania Madrasa, the only madrasa in Fes that has a minaret.
The are around the gate is one of the busiest thoroughfares in the area, with people, cars, donkeys, and mopeds heading through the gate. Cafes on either side of the gate also offer a great view of the gate, and are great for people watching.
LEBANON. Tripoli. November 2013. Children in front of a shattered wall. They sum up how families are living in the middle of the conflict.
The Bab al-Tabbaneh–Jabal Mohsen conflict is a recurring conflict between Sunni Muslim residents of the Bab-al-Tibbaneh and Alawite Muslim residents of the Jabal Mohsen neighbourhoods. Residents of the two neighbourhoods have been rivals since the Lebanese Civil War, and have often engaged in violence. They are divided along sectarian lines, as well as by their opposition or support of the Alawite-led Syrian government. Violence flared up during the Syrian Civil War spillover in Lebanon.