Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Exotic Morocco

Ahh....Marrakech...it tantilizes the senses!! The Medina - the old city- has not changed for a very long time. Such a contrast to brand new 5 star resorts popping up to cater for tourists coming for the sunshine! The general population are very poor, its a desert...and many people are farmers!
a tajine dinner in the Atlas mountains local bus service up the mountain road
rich colors in a park

Sally posing with the street vendors

a Berber hill top village Kasbah of Richard Branson!!

a museum rest spot
carved writing

a womens cooperative, cracking open seeds...
grinding them for the oil.
mint tea ceremony
working in the kitchen
lots of patterns in the museums

sweet stall
natural dyes and oils
rugs for sale
Pete noticed the butcher shops!
colorful pottery
and spices
roof top spa
also from the roof top...the mosque tower and the call to prayer which wakes you with a start at sun rise!! and then 5 more times in the day
little narrow streets...often crowded with humanity...and donkeys and motorbikes!
Where the locals shop for a new tajine!
or a floor cushion

or traditional slippers!
or exotic slippers!!


Dexter said...

You have a nice blog! Good luck to you!

Saige said...

Your pictures are awesome! I love the colors...
You did a great job on your critter as well! :) He's so cute. I've been wanting to do that with some of Aubie's drawings lately.

Mary-Sue said...

Yum! What an amazing adventure. So fun that you could do it with S&L! I'd love to go there someday... someday...
I wonder if any babies land on their heads when they're tied like that in the kitchen... that one looks kind of precarious to me!