The winter is setting in for good here in the UK. It is cold and grey and it is making me think of bright sunny places. Countries that are filled with warmth and colour, places like Morocco! It is such a vibrant and diverse country. Busy, bustling cities, crowded souks, quiet and serene deserts and stunning coastlines. This is a country that can only really be appreciated through the senses, words in my opinion do not do it justice. Therefore I have decided to show you some of my favourite bits of Morocco through some of my favourite photos.
Rooftop memories – life on the top of a riad is calm away from the hustle and bustle of the streets below.
Inside the souks you can find many wonderous, and surprising things. I was not expecting a camel head as I turned the corner in the Fez souk
Life in the Fez Souk remains so unchanged and unburdened by modern life. Donkey’s still do quite a lot of the work as the alley ways are too narrow for vehicles.
The tanneries in Fez continue a way of life that has been going since the Roman age.
Its hard to deny the architecture amazes. The traditional architecture especially in Fez remains so untouched.
As you drive from Marrakech into the Atlas mountains the scenery changes so much as you get deeper into the mountains and desert. The quiet mountains are a respite from the chaos of the city
Tranquil villages dot the landscape of the Atlas Mountains. Life here like in the old centre of Fez remain quite unchanged over teh centuries.
Walking inside Todra Gorge. Walking through the gorge it is beautiful. The colours changing with the sun, the walls towering above you. It just highlights the many faces of Morocco.
The desert, its changing sands, dramatic landscape and kalidascope of colours. It is breathtaking standing on the top of a dune as the sun is rising.
As the sun sets over the desert it creates the most dramatic effects.
As the sun sets, things become silent in the desert. Its calming being in the middle of this vast space.
Camels, the only way to travel when travelling in the desert!
Marrakech is fantastic chaos, the souks bustling, the roads packed with cars and all converge on Jemaa el Fna, the market square. As day draws to a close and dusk sets in things begin to change, everyone begins to relax as evening sets in.
Jemaa el Fna – music fills the air, the coals of open barbaques fill the air with smoke, people everywhere – this is an evening in Marakesh!