Morocco's most populous city, Casablanca, offers some astonishing similarities with Los Angeles: nature, villas, roads, palm trees, beaches - the whole look and feel of it would allow for a movie playing in LA being shot here.
The people are different, though, and so are the theme parks. Casablanca's one and only amusement venture, Parc Sindibad, has been closed for years and stands accordingly rotten and desolate, with security guys, dogs, ponies and cows inhabiting the former playground. Belgium's Walibi Group plans to redevelop it into a modern amusement center, but work hasn't commenced to date.
Parc Sindibad (center of the picture)
The Sindibad statue on Casablanca's Corniche
Follow the cows through the trash...
...and you'll reach the remains of Parc Sindibad
Sindibad's watchdogs are very soft and fluffy
Lethargic Sindibad watchdog
Parc Sindibad watchdog attack
The ponies haven't been fed for three years
But this one was just playing
Abandoned ticket counter
Abandoned spinning ride
Abandoned, and extremely useless, kiddie train
Mother control freak
Parc Sindibad ferris wheel corpse
Ferris wheel close-up
Sindibad's rusty roller coaster
Roller coaster loading station
The coaster you wouldn't want to ride
Nerdy Sindibad explorer
Sindibad himself appears traumatized by the park's closure