Entries from My Place in the Sun tagged with 'Morocco'

PhotoHunt - tied

Camel in Marrakech with a rope halter tied to his muzzle. Happy hunting and a great weekend to everyone! :)...

My Moroccan rugs

Back in March I blogged about my Moroccan souvenirs and mentioned that we have brought back two Berber rugs but I couldn't post a picture of them since they were in a shop being framed. It took almost two months...

My treasures from Morocco

Moroccan saffron to make tagines and paella... from this shop in Fès. A cranberry red handbag from a shop in Fès... where we got to take a photograph with the family that owned it. It was from this shop's terrace...

Moroccan Food

Annie asked how the food in Morocco was and the short answer is richly flavored and delicious. During the planning stages of the trip I'd read about the vibrant flavors and diversity of Moroccan cuisine. Tasting the fabulous dishes made...

Jemaa el-Fna

Selected by UNESCO as an Intangible Cultural Heritage Site, the fascinating square of Jemaa el-Fna is the symbol of the captivating city of Marrakech. During the day La place, as Jemaa el-Fna is known in French, is a relatively calm...

Moroccan Peephole

This covered window allowed the women in the house to look down on the street and the front door without being seen. This is the front door of the residence. I love the contrasting elements in this photo: the big...

The World's Tallest Minaret...

... is in the Mosque of Hassan II in Casablanca. It rises 656 ft (200 m) and is topped with two green laser beams shining in the direction of Mecca and reaching over 18.5 miles (30 km). And a not-so-good...

The minaret in Marrakech

A true gem of Islamic architecture, the minaret of the Koutoubia Mosque in Marrakech, served as the model of the Giralda in Seville. The magnificent tower is the highest building in the city, standing at 230 ft. As it...

Babouches

From the Online Etymology Dictionary babouche 1695, from Fr., from Arabic babush, from Pers. papush, from pa "foot" + posh "covering." Arabic, lacking a -p-, regularly converts -p- in foreign words to -b-. Designed to be easily slipped off, this...

In the colorful stalls in the souks I found...

the Moroccan spice cabinet: dried fruits, nuts and dates: herbal medicine to cure anything, herbs and spice mixes: jars with natural dyes:...

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...

On my next trip to Morocco ...

I'm bringing an empty suitcase. I'm not passing again on the opportunity of buying the beautiful and exotic Moroccan crafts that I fancy, like these artfully hand crafted lamps and lanterns. A closer view....

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...

Fes

Founded in 789, after the Moors arrived in Spain and in North Africa, Fes became the religious and cultural epicenter of Morocco. It is home to the oldest university in the world. Declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in...

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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