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---Fran軋is---

Cette photo du "Cap Spartel" Tanger date de 2005en la prenant, tout sourire, 騁ant l帝poque r駸ident de Marrakech, je n誕vais nulle id馥 que la destin馥 finira par me posser vers la ville du d騁roit.

"Cap Spartel" ou "Ras Spartel" en arabe est pratiquement 14 kilom鑼res l'ouest de Tanger. Face au cap Spartel, 44 km au nord, le cap Trafalgar marque l'entr馥 nord du d騁roit, sur la cte espagnole.
Le phare qui figure sur la photo est 110 m d'altitude, un phare qui commen軋 fonctionner le 15 octobre 1864. Sa construction fut ordonn馥 par le sultan Mohammed IV ben Abderrahman, la demande des repr駸entants consulaires des puissances europ馥nnes alarm馥s par les nombreux naufrages qui se produisaient au large du cap. La lumi鑽e du phare est visible 30 milles marins (55,6 km).

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---English---

"Cape Spartel" in Tangier. When I took this photo in 2005, all smiles, and being at that time a resident of Marrakech, I had no idea that destiny will eventually push me towards the white city (Tangier).

"Cape Spartel" or "Ras Spartel" in Arabic is about 14 kilometers west of Tangier. Facing the "Cape Spartel", 44 km to the north, Cape Trafalgar marks the northern entrance of the Gibraltar strait on the Spanish coast.
The lighthouse in the photo is 110 m above sea level, a lighthouse which began operations on October 15th 1864. Its construction was ordered by the Sultan Mohammed ben Abderrahman IV, at the request of the consular representatives of the European powers alarmed by the many shipwrecks that occurred off Cape. The lighthouse is visible from 30 nautical miles (55.6 km).

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