mardi 25 mai 2010

At the door. Essaouira

If the door does not very arabic, it's because the town have been built by a French!

mercredi 19 mai 2010

Just walking. Essaouira

I liked this place, despite of the many tourists; it reminded me my Brittany...

mardi 18 mai 2010

Ksar. Vallée du Draa

Reality or fantasy? Essaouira

Almost flying...
She made me think to these jain sadhvi on the Palitana steps.

lundi 17 mai 2010

Generations. Sefrou

The Sefrou's medina is certainly one of the most interesting I have seen in Morocco. We are here in the mellah, ancient jewish area. The jewish people leaved a good remind for moroccon I spoke with in all Marocco.
I have not seen any tourist here, Fes is very close...

mercredi 12 mai 2010

Adobe houses. Vallée du Todgha

I reached this small village after some kms by feet. The sun was high and really people take care of their houses and build new ones.
The stones are used for the basement, as a way to protect the walls against the rain water flooding in the streets.

vendredi 7 mai 2010

A nice place.

Old village and his palm grove, close to Tinerhir. The old adobe kasbahs are falling down, nobody cares?. People build new cement houses behind.
Probably that in 20 or 30 years this architecture will have disapeared.

jeudi 6 mai 2010

Bread to bake. Marrakech

The moroccon medinas are divided in areas; for each one a hammam, a mosque and a bakery.
Women do the bread at home and bring it on a little wood board to the bakery.

mercredi 5 mai 2010

Chat in the corner. Meknes

Adobe houses. Vallée des roses

Amazing to see how these houses integrate to the environment, textures, colors, shapes, just using the natural materials.
Along the oued, women roses before the sunrise, with which is made the famous rose's water.
With a recent road all vehicules can come in the valley, changing already the relations with people, not in a good way, in my sense.

dimanche 2 mai 2010

Abstract. Meknes

In the medina, in which many houses are falling down, after the very rainy winter. A minaret falled down this year, killing most of the people who were praying inside the mosque.

Arcades. Ouarzazate

samedi 1 mai 2010

Street scene. Asilah

Asilah is an old city on the Morocco north west coast. Portuguese walls and inside a blue and white little medina.