Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Musicians in Derb Djedid


IMG_0243.JPG, originally uploaded by schmidwix2.

It was a rainy day - quite rare.
Note the utilitarian hat on the musician on the left. ..........
And the young man in the background carrying bread to the bakery up by derb Dabachi.
The owner of the bakery is very charming and always smiles and nods to us very politely.
We did not realise for a long time that he never speaks at all.
We think perhaps he is not able to.

17 comments:

willow said...

I love your thrilling blog! It is like a private little "National Geographic". Your pix and info are fabulous! I especially like they guy's waterproof hat.

M.KATE said...

i particularly like this post, it shows the daily life in marrakesh and what a happy trio :)

Ming the Merciless said...

Spectacular photo, as usual. I absolutely love the colors -- the walls, the clothes, everything.

Barbara said...

Such a good sense of the life in Marrakesh again. If the guy cannot talk he looks happy.
Enjoy Sainsburys andf M & S. I am just about 25 minutes south of Brentwood. It is a small world.

Frank Gardner said...

Great photo Elizabeth. Have a safe trip home.

Eamon said...

When I visited Tangier, what struck me was the amount of interesting things going on in a small area of street: people selling things (herbs, brigtly-coloured fruit, spices), people getting excited over prices, donkey coming up one street, women with straw hats (from the mountains) coming down another .. the streets there are all so full of life and variety. I am sure it is the same where you live.

Yoli said...

Oh I am in love with your blog Elizabeth!!!!!

christine mercer-vernon said...

what a lovely peek at the cultural area you are living in. there is no culture left in america, commercialism yes, but brilliant beautiful culture, no. these gentlemen look so friendly, sometimes we lack friendly faces here on the streets of suburban america.

Mélanie said...

Love the ambiance of this picture. I would die to have a morrocan patisserie

All Things Bright and Beautiful... said...

Ah the international hat!! Don't you love it :-)

Lavinia Ladyslipper said...

Colour, colour, colour. The streets alive with colour and music! This narrow alley reminds me of my visit to Tangier, when I went through the casbah.

sukipoet said...

Lovely bit of street life.l

Merisi said...

You captured good neighborliness!
The improvised headgear reminds me of Old Romans. Do you know what it was exactly?

Elizabeth said...

Life in Morocco really is different from New York.
I get culture shock in both places.
It's good to realise that there are different possibilities - and good and bad in each of them.
Merisi: I think the hat was made from a black plastic bag.
There are too many of them - but nice to see it put to good use!

Willow said...

What kind of music do they play?

I see tamborine and flute...

Elizabeth said...

Willow:
they play rather haunting charming music - enough to make one poke one's head out of the door to enjoy them!
and give them a little money for food.

this is my patch said...

A lovely post depicting everyday life in Morocco. I often marvel at the thought of how people all over the world, at whatever time of the day, are carrying out their business in the way they know. I have noticed the Moroccans are very willing to have their photos taken, almost celebrities! x