Atlas movie studio

… is a great place for small children–at least it was for our small boy.  What’s not to love about a place where you can…

travel to Tibet…
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go back in time to ancient Rome…
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visit an Egyptian street,
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or imagine (in total safety) the life of a galley slave?
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Jeremy decided he would come back here to star in a movie some day.
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Small boy as intrepid adventurer…
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perhaps becoming an Egyptian priest!

Such a bummer when your stones melt in the rain, though (see upper left corner of building).
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And I wonder if the proliferation of films using Ouarzazate as a stand-in for ancient lands and far away places isn’t part of the tendency to look past this place and people on their own terms.

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Oh, Mum, can’t you stop, just for today?
(OK, no more killjoy.  Ersatz pleasure, here we are!)

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