Monday, January 25, 2010

Morocco Series: Marrakesh by Night

Marrakesh becomes an even busier, more stimulating place by night. The food vendors fill Djemaa el-Fna and the souqs are lit with lanterns and the reflections of all the metal work, ceramics, leather goods, jewelry, wood crafts, and so much more.

*please be patient during photo upload - I've specially uploaded higher-res images so you guys get extra detail! :)

A beautiful street in the Medina adorned with Moroccan lanterns

I tend to find beauty in older things with a bit of patina and wear.

It was a treat to watch this young guy making wares and other wooden objects using what he called "Moroccan black and decker;" his feet, a chisel, and a bow and rod.

An upscale restaurant entrance

The square at night from a rooftop cafe - quite different by night right?

Back down in the square entering the food stalls - everyone asks you to eat at their stall, and you can get so many delicious foods - vegetables, meats, fish, soup, fresh squeezed juice...the list goes on.

*All photos taken by my boyfriend, Chris

** I am by no means an expert and after 7 days of running around Morocco please feel free to correct me if any information I give in the Morocco Series is incorrect!


tom said...
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It looks like you're having a lovely time! We went to Morocco on our honeymoon and still have really fond memories of it. Enjoy the rest of your trip!

Loving Life in Southern California! said...

wow! What a nice trip! It looks like you had a lovely time. I'd love to go there. I love the lanterns!

Great blog! Looking forward to reading more!

manumitre said...

I'm loving your Morocco series. I've been to Southern Spain and seen lots of beautiful moron influence and in Alhambra I decided I would have a Morocco garden one day.


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