Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Tangier, Morocco: Rue des Siaghins


Tanger (Maroc) - Rue des Siaghins
(Tangier (Morocco) - Siaghins Street - now called Rue as-Siaghin)

postmarked in 1939, however the stamp has been removed

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Tangier has been reputed as a safe house for international spying activities. Its position during the Cold War and other spying periods of the 19th and 20th centuries is legendary.

Tangier in the movies:

Inception featuring Leonardo DiCaprio – 2010: The city was used to film the scenes set in Mombasa, Kenya

The Living Daylights – a James Bond movie where he hunts Brad Whitaker down at his Tangier headquarters

From Russia with Love – the fictional character in "James Bond", Red Grant was recruited by "SPECTRE" in Tangier in 1962, whilst on the run from the law

Man from Tangier (a.k.a. Thunder Over Tangier) – 1957

My Favorite Spy - A Bob Hope and Hedy Lamarr spy comedy set mainly in Tangier. - 1951

Tangiers, 1908 was one of the unaired Young Indiana Jones Chronicles episodes
Flight to Tangier (Charles Marquis Warren) – 1953

The Bourne Ultimatum, an espionage movie featuring Matt Damon – Jason Bourne tracks a man through the city who has information on his (Bourne's) past. – 2007

2 comments:

agi said...

i love this kind of vintage card! shame theres no stamp...

Brenda Perez said...

I totally agree - however the postcard was too good to pass up.