Entries from My Place in the Sun tagged with 'Fès/Fez'

Politics, Moroccan style

According to Wikipedia, there are 20 political parties in Morocco. Since the medinas have extremely organized layouts, this wall in Fès is a designated place for political parties to place their propaganda. I think this is a brilliant and very...

The communal oven

Every residential quarter in a medina has a communal oven where the residents who do not have an oven at home, can have their bread baked for a small fee. Trays of raw dough are brought to the communal oven...

The tanneries

In Morocco the process of turning animal hide into soft leather is a craft that goes back thousands of years and that has changed very little since medieval times. The tanneries in the medina are located away from the residential...

The medina

The first thing we did to prepare ourselves for our visit to Fès was to understand the layout of a medina, which means town in Arabic. Moroccan medinas are consistent in their design; typically, they are enclosed with a protective...

PhotoHunt - hat(s)

I'm stretching a little bit this week's theme but I wanted to share this photo of yours truly wearing a Berber head wrap. My husband and I were in a souk (market) in Fez, accompanied by our local guide...

PhotoHunt: Hope

Children are the hope for the future. Preschoolers in Fès, Morocco....

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