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Old October 22nd, 2012, 05:42 PM   #21
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Very nice tour in words and images!

We explored part of Morocco some years ago in late september, including Marrakech. It was very hot for the time of year and me and my girlfriend both get ill, diarrhea, yeah! Fortunetaly not at the same time and even more fortunetaly our little kid seemed to be immune to it. But we agreed: we loved the country and the people en should return... in a cooler season!

Glad to see some pictures of the modern quarter. We only drove through it on our way to the train station.

By the way: nice compagny!...
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Old October 22nd, 2012, 10:04 PM   #22
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Thanks Benonie .


Yea I went early september and temps where still 40+ each day. Luckely most streets are covered. But back in the mountains, although at altitudes above 2000m, it was still 40+ and walking was really hard. Offcourse local small kids where playing on the hill sides, running op and down, like it was a cold spring day

Afther about 5 days I got diarrhea from all the spices wich I'm not used to but I never got sick of drinking water. I never drank tapwater though although plates in the hotel indicated that they filtered the water and was save to drink.

>Thanks for the link to your pics as well! I'm watching them now
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Old October 22nd, 2012, 10:22 PM   #23
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Yeah, september is bloody hot in Morocco. After a week we went from Atlas mountains to Rabat, which was much cooler by the sea shore.
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Old October 22nd, 2012, 11:36 PM   #24
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We'll continue in the old town.

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88.Traditional Morrocan houses are very sober on the outside and very decorated on the inside. The only thing decorated at the outside in the entrance. The more decoration, the weathier a famely living in that house was.



89. Outside street of the Jewel in the pics below. See what i mean with sober on the outside?



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94.Another such house of the old times but now each room rented as a living space.



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96. Detail of the door.
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Old October 22nd, 2012, 11:53 PM   #26
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Some more pics of the Souks. I mainly photographed touristic souks. At the day we visited the souks where they made all the stuff you see hanging here I actually forgot my camera. Those souks looked like little industrial area's wich reminded me of sweat shops. Lots of kids working with tiny metal pieces and parts of shoes. Our gide said it's strictly forbidden to employ kids in Morrocco, but there is no-one who controls it.

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102. The guy in the white was our Morrocan/Belgian guide.


103. Entrance of a big mosk.
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104. Palace of a minister ( forgot wich one) If I had a better camera. very nice perspectives and lighting could be photographed here.
This was the most luxurious place I've seen in the whole trip.




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I love this Moorisch architecture!
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Old October 24th, 2012, 05:44 PM   #29
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Nice photos!
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Old October 24th, 2012, 08:12 PM   #30
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104. Palace of a minister ( forgot wich one) If I had a better camera. very nice perspectives and lighting could be photographed here.
This was the most luxurious place I've seen in the whole trip.
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Old October 24th, 2012, 09:15 PM   #31
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Old October 29th, 2012, 02:49 AM   #32
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The Quran school.

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115. Just love the wooden ceilings in the traditional buildings!


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118. Like always, stunning details everywhere
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Living quarters where pupils used to sleep but I think also some of those rooms where classrooms to.

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123. Lighting inside the rooms was natural and openings in the roof placed at various places lighted the interior spaces of the building.



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All buildings have that brick/orange colour!

Nice place.
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Old November 5th, 2012, 12:11 PM   #35
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nice photos, thanks a lot for sharing !
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Old November 5th, 2012, 04:33 PM   #36
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All buildings have that brick/orange colour!

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That orange colour is the same colour of the rocks and dirt in the whole area and obviously also the material these buildings are plastered with. The Whole Atlas moutains have in this area have that color too.

While driving to Essaouria buuldings, somewhere halfway, suddenly stoop being orange and become white....
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Old December 26th, 2012, 12:07 PM   #38
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5.Modern appartment buildings at place du seize novembre.

Place du seize novembre and the streets around where like the commercial hart of the new city. Chain stores like ZARA and fasfood like Mc. Donalds and KFC had stores here. It also was the richest part of the city. Many luxury boutiques where to be found here.

It was also here that the clash between modern and concervative became pretty obvious. There was a veiled woman who started yelling at some modern morrocan grils wearing mini skirts. The veiled woman followed them to their taxi across the street and then one of the girls trew some money towards the veiled woman wich in turn stopped following the girls.

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The richest part of the city is probably "La Palmeraie" neighbourhood, which is the Marrakech's Beverly Hills. This is just the city center.

And the veilled women was probably begging some money to the Moroccan girls.
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Old December 26th, 2012, 06:53 PM   #39
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I still have around 100 photo's to show but i need to find time to upload them
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