Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Tuesday stuff

This is one of the labyrinths in the Medina - the old part of Marrakech where we stayed and not far from our riad. No wonder we got lost. Most days a group of old ladies sitting on the ground would simply point the way for us.
You wouldn't think that behind this door was our wonderful abode. Always a relief to get back safely and ring the doorbell.

Up on the rooftop is our neighbourhood mosque. I loved all the patterns and also the colour of the green tiles - malachtite.

Again the rooftop where we could relax to our hearts content away from the hurly burly of the souqs. I can't imagine why anyone would want to stay in the hotels outside the wall.

However back to reality - we have been busy again today but all the Cloth Paper Scissors are on their way to their new owners. Our street is normally very busy morning and night as it is used as a through-way. Quiet on the weekends and during the night. However, it is closed off at the roundabout because of the deep sewerage works and this morning it was so quiet we slept in. When I woke I thought it must be Saturday. Some drivers (especially those in 4WDs) can't believe that 'Road closed' means road closed even for them. They roar up, stop, look bewildered, and then turn around and drive back. We are going to write to the council telling them to keep it that way. Bliss.


Guzzisue said...

It all looks so attractive, maybe I can convince my better half to go-could take some time as he always travels on holiday by motorcycle:)

Penny said...

Looks wonderfully exotic. the new grand child arrived yesterday and all is well thank goodness.

Unknown said...

What a beautiful pictures Dale, it looks like you had a wonderful time.

Aussie Jo said...

Abode in adobe, great photos. Love the colours in the labyrinth.

Anonymous said...

Dear Dale,

Thank you so much for sharing both lots of Marrakesh makes me want to hop on a plane this minute.



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