Monday, November 05, 2007

little more Marrakech

This is a pot just outside our room. There were lots of pots in this style in our riad. In fact one thing I noticed in Marrakech were the patterns - or maybe I am just into patterns. So many patterns I don't know where to start. I spent a lot of my time sketching out patterns.

Night time on the roof - what better place to enjoy a glass of good french red....


A wall waiting to be photographed just outside the mosque by the museum. After Ian took the pic, a boy came along and spread out skins on the ground in all manner of bright colours but Ian had vanished with the camera - or he may have been studying his map or checking the satallite dish compasses to make sure he was going north.


The street just out of our little rabbit warren to our riad. One thing I noticed about Marrakesh was how clean it is - eat your heart out London.


The mosque next door to our rooftop



This is a section of my carpet - made by the Berber people - lots more patterns.




The CPS mag finally arrived this afternoon but not before Ian had made his many phone calls. What a saga and Useless Parcel Service sures lives up to its name. Off to GoGos with Val and Jim tonight. I think they get jealous when we go and they miss out....



3 comments:

MargaretR said...

Seems you had a fabulous holiday in Marrakech Dale? Lucky you.

Kumar said...
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Kumar said...

Marrakesh is the third largest city in Morocco after Casablanca and Rabat, and was known to early travelers as "Morocco City." I understand that you that trip to Marrakech was wonderful. I also was impressed when I visited this great city. Known as the ‘Red City’ due to the local clays that define the color of all the local buildings, locals used to say that the hue came from the amount of blood that’s been split into the soil – Marrakech’s history is as interesting as it is gory. I know that now is very poplar buy in Marrakech property! People want something exotic.
And I liked Moroccan cuisine, which has long been considered as one of the most diversified cuisines in the world. The reason is because of the interaction of Morocco with the outside world for centuries. The cuisine of Morocco is a mix of Arab, Berber, Moorish, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean African, Iberian, and Jewish influences. The cooks in the royal kitchens of Fez, Meknes, Marrakech, Rabat and Tetouan refined Moroccan cuisine over the centuries and created the basis for what is known as Moroccan cuisine today.
Very nice pictures and interesting article! Thanks

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