Friday, February 29, 2008


Dusk falls over Djemma Elfna "Big Square". Rather mysterious and pretty.

by a dried fruit stand. For some reason he wanted this photo put in the blog.


M.KATE said...

there's so much of dried foodstuff there? i'd buy everything if i am there! love night markets, ours are a burst of colours too with all the different races selling everything under the sun, have a wonderful weekend and week ahead :)

Absolute Vanilla (& Atyllah) said...

Twilight and the evocative scent of spices filling the purple sky. Would that I could smell the picture!

Elizabeth said...

Yes, beautiful dried fruits - not a bit expensive.
Apricots,dates, figs,all sorts of nuts.
Also food stands with eggs, meat,snails, salads -you name it!
Very popular with both Moroccans and visitors.

High Desert Diva said...

I like the photo of the food tent with lights (and Robert).

I'm suddenly craving Medijool (sp?) dates.

Lee's River/Zlatovyek said...

Elizabeth: just a quick nod and a bonjour from Southwetern France for now. Congrats about the March National Geographic online. Looking forward to it.
And will be back for a leisurely stroll through your lovely blog very soon.

Vienna for Beginners said...

Nightfall has its own rhythms and colours, you caught the moment beautifully!
I love dried fruits, I only have to be careful not to eat any that were preserved with sulfites.

Vee ~ A Haven for Vee said...

Thank you for visiting my little blog, Elizabeth. I can't imagine how you stumbled upon it, but I am glad that you did for it allowed me to follow you here to your own.

I've just taken a few minutes to look around. What a wonderful, even magical world you enjoy! It's so very different from my own that I'll have to return and read more and see more.

Enjoy your visit with your son in New York. It must be something of a shock to switch climates like that.

guild-rez said...

Would love to visit the market, perhaps one day..
I'll watch out for March National Geographic online.
cheers from Canada..

Willow said...

I love that time just at sunset-so magical!

I too would love to shop there: dates and apricots would be on my grocery list!

PS: Hello, Robert!

Simple Blog Writer said...

Hello, I came here to check out your photos of cats, and WOW! Your photos and words are wonderful. What a treat.

Barbara said...

Hi! Elizabeth
Glad you like the lambs. I find your pictures of Marakesh fascinating.

rochambeau said...

Oooooh looks so exotic to my eyes!!
Thank you for sharing these! I can just smell the spices!


Marja said...

wow what a great atmosphere. My best friend from Holland is lucky to go next month for a round trip through Marrocco. She is going to Marakesh as well. I shall pass on your blog to her to have a look at the magic place.

The Ginger Darlings said...

My Robin is the same. Every now and then he needs to get a mention on the catblog or in my website, with teh odd picture here and there. Otherwise I think he begins to feel a bit transparent and starts to slowly disappear.
He is very lovely ( though Maurice does not think so unless he has Parma ham)
We will try and do a door photo on wednesday.

Greyscale Territory said...

Love wandering in your world. There is a certain magical "other worldliness" about it that is like a spell.

Great pics enhance the atmosphere!