When reading a blog about a place I’ve not been before, the photographs that grab my attention are those of everyday street scenes. How I feel walking down the street wherever I am is an indicator of how happy I will be there. The streets (derbs) of Marrakech are exciting, red, worn, and full of unusual people and interesting sights.
We went to Granada in Spain because it was close to our house-sit and because of the Alhambra. The Alhambra, arabic translation “red castle”, was home to the Moorish (African) Monarchs before their defeat by the Christians. We only had one incredible visit to the Alhambra but we walked the streets of Granada daily and the feel of Granada, was every bit as alluring as the astonishing Alhambra above.
Today I’m showing a small portion of the streets of the Medina in Marrakech – the route from the Bahia Palace to the Saadian Tombs.
I’ve shown every photograph en-route, not just the pretty.
No time to find out what was in the baskets! The criss-cross ballustrading caught my eye.
The derbs in these photos are wider and cleaner than those around our riad. On arrival we felt uneasy but before long we walked our derbs with ease day or night. We weren’t hassled as we’d warned we would be and in retrospect I believe it was because we lived on a local derb, where tourists and subsequent scams were scarce.
Marrakech is a not to be missed destination.
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