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Saturday, August 04, 2007

Marrakesh Medley...

Here are the last photos of a trip to Magical Marrakesh...













Doing the Locomotion...




















Couz gets a Speeding Ticket...













Outdoor Shopping...
























Indoor Shopping...

















































Essaouira Beach Scenes...














Chillout...




















A bientôt!











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21 Comments:

Blogger Hayden said...

ahhh, thanks for posting more, Cream! (sigh)

I was surprised to see several women in sleeveless tops - are these tourists? My guess would have been that this is disrespectful? Advice, please...

4/8/07 2:22 PM  
Blogger Dip-Dop-Crabtree said...

Essaouira « Tsouira », qui signifie « petite image » nom d'hier Mogador:

Survolée par Saint Exupéry, peinte par Nicolas de Stael, Matisse et tant d’autres, photographiée par de grands artistes !!

I not some loses a crumb, or rather the small least grain of sand!

4/8/07 2:49 PM  
Blogger Cream said...

Hayden, I'm delighted that you noticed that. Marrakesh and Morocco in general have no rules regarding clothing. I was very happy to see all sorts of fashions among the locals. Those biking girls are Moroccans and there were hundreds of them flying about between cars.
That took me back to 60's and 70's Algeria before terrorism struck and girls were spat at and worse for wearing western clothes.
That was the main reason why I loved Marrakesh so much because I grew up in the same kind of tolerant society.

Oui, Mogador était un comptoir Portuguais et les fortifications y sont toujours. Dand la Médina, les ruelles sont un peu plus larges que celles de Marrakesh.
Et on a l'impression d'être dans une ville très artistique, car il y avait plein de galeries d'art et une atmosphère très "hippy"...

4/8/07 5:50 PM  
Blogger Merisi said...

Let me walk the photos til they can walk no more? *smile* What e great picture show, so different from anything I have ever been to. My favorite is the second from top, the tower and the lady in pink, the two together somehow seem surreal and, of course, once again the mule, seeking shade. I cannot get over the kind of life the lead.

4/8/07 10:02 PM  
Blogger la bellina mammina said...

Love the rugs - I bought a few of those on my trip to Tunisia a few years back.
Great pics, Cream!!

5/8/07 9:23 AM  
Blogger Akelamalu said...

Fabulous photos Cream. I love that ceiling - wow, and there's that poor donkey again!

5/8/07 9:41 AM  
Blogger Edvard Moonke said...

great photos, cream. marrakesh really does look a fabulous place to visit... one day soon, I hope!

5/8/07 12:45 PM  
Blogger Hayden said...

How interesting! I don't think there is anything one could say to make me want to go any more than I already do, but that makes me love it in advance for more than just the sun-drenched colors!

5/8/07 6:07 PM  
Blogger Mary said...

Yeah I'm w/Hayden. I would love to go. The pictures are so beautiful and color, color, color! I can't imagine getting sad amongst such hues.

6/8/07 1:02 AM  
Blogger Cherrypie said...

Oh! You know just how to get a girl salivating.

I love the boys splashing in the canal. x

6/8/07 12:58 PM  
Blogger SpanishGoth said...

Nice pics - Mariposa just returned from there about 3 weeks ago - apparently my turn to go next

*sits on suitcase to wait*

6/8/07 3:53 PM  
Blogger Daphne Wayne-Bough said...

How much baksheesh did you have to dish out to get those photos inside the souk? Essaouira is very hippy, Jimi Hendrix used to hang out on the beach there. How many tagine dishes did you come back with?

6/8/07 5:46 PM  
Blogger Christine said...

Wonderful photos, Oh how I'd love to spend a day shopping there. So many treasures and the photos of the locals are amazing. You look so young dancing with those girls :) You have the best smile!

6/8/07 10:10 PM  
Blogger Cream said...

Merisi, glad you liked the walk. The lady in pink was taking a photo so I snapped her.
There are little working donkeys all over the Medina.

Yes, Bella. I remember the Medina in Sousse. I would've loved to bring a few things home with me.

Akela, that ornate golden ceiling was inside a restaurant. I think it was another donkey. So many of them around!

Marcos, I know you'd love it. Best to go from November to April. Not too hot.

6/8/07 10:46 PM  
Blogger Cream said...

Hayden, I have a feeling you've started planning your Moroccan trip.

The only sad thing, Mary is that I had to get back home...

Cherrybabes, have you booked yet? I'm just about to.
Yes, I was jealous of those splashing kids. It was 46 degrees at midday!!

6/8/07 10:50 PM  
Blogger Cream said...

Goth, I bet your Mariposa loved Marrakesh. Definitely a magical place!

Daphnee, the only one I had to pay was the guy with that dancing troupe. The rest didn;t bother.
I loved Essaouira. Definitely a hippy place. And it's become a very popular surfing area. I would've loved to bring back a few tagines for the restaurant but the way suitcases are thrown about, they wouldn't have lasted the journey. My Couz suggested sending me a containerful of all things Moroccan...

Thank you, Christine! You've made me feel even younger!

6/8/07 11:00 PM  
Blogger Caribbean Colors said...

Lovely photos. Sigh! A couple of months ago I received a Rough Guide to Europe and there is a section on Morrocco which I poured over. I would love to go there. Essaouira seems like my kind of place.

7/8/07 12:24 AM  
Blogger anna said...

You make me want to be there. *sigh*

7/8/07 12:28 AM  
Blogger Cream said...

Lee, Essaouira IS your kind of place. You'd definitely see your art move onto new things.

Anna, it's only one phonecall away: your travel agent.

7/8/07 10:49 AM  
Blogger ValGalArt said...

Love the journey and colours!

12/8/07 7:31 PM  
Anonymous Marrakech property said...

Yes, Marrakech is really magic city. A good summary of Marrakech can be appreciated in the main square, called Djemmaa-el-Fna, which in the afternoons is full of dancers, musicians, snake charmers and fortune-tellers.

26/10/07 5:02 PM  

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