Thursday, January 10, 2008
A Walk Through the Souk
This picture was meant to come up last - as a relief from all the excitement........a peaceful doorway amidst all the color.
I love looking in shop windows, but, since there is so much of everything, after a little while, as if you worked in a candy store, you don't feel the need to buy anything.
But lots and lots of pretty things anyway. Here older metal bowls and teapots - the jewelry Berber in design and a rather lovely old plate.
Near the dyer's souks lots of newly dyed cloths are hung in the sun. It must have been yellow day.
Such a kalaidescope of colors. So many slippers and lamps and boxes and jewels..So many people wanting you to look at their wares. I try to put them off politely in the very little Arabic I have. "No thank you, it's not necessary," in the local dialect. Mostly it works.