During this 3-week trip to Algeria, from February 15th to March 7th, (a), unrelated to current events, 4 days were devoted to Oran, hence these photos of Oran, Tlemcen, Mostaganem , Arzew and their surroundings and Chlef when returning to Algiers. More than 40 years after a 9-year stay in Algeria: 9 months in Mostaganem for military service (1963-64), 2 years in Constantine (1964-66) and 6 years in Algiers (1966-72) as a cooperant.
A first series of photographs of Algiers and its surroundings has been published on this blog. Then come Constantine and Tamanrasset.
Photos from 1964-72 can be found on the blog: 1 Algiers, 2 Oranais, 3 Constantine and East Algeria, 4 Kabylie, 5 Roman sites, 6 Oil, 7 South Algerian.
A few pictures of the modern city, with a view of the port, part of which had been destroyed by the OAS (see photo 1964-72), Convention Center, streets of Oran … Buildings under construction as we have seen everywhere, under construction, completed and unoccupied, (under construction or undeveloped) …
Poster and stencil painting … on the presidential election
Grande Poste of Oran
Oran, old town
A visit with a young guide member of an association concerned with the safeguarding of the heritage: old synagogue, become mosque, church … currently library, commemorative plaque of the Spanish presence, palace of Bey, views of Oran and Mers el Kebir since Santa Cruz …
La Mansourah, the Great Mosque, the Mechouar, the square, the Museum, the plateau of Lalla Sebti, views of Tlemce.
Surroundings of Mostaganem
Important wall murals at the entrance of the city, as everywhere new constructions, developments of the seaside (Sablettes, Salamander, unrecognized) …, Stidia (meridian of Greenwich).