Saturday, May 3, 2008

Numbers



Some days ago Ming and lots of other City Daily Photo bloggers were posting pictures of numbers.
Of course I was late and not organized, but I have looked out some recent pictures - some of which have numbers however small.
In the first one, just after the tunnel in derb Djedid, the question mark is more fun than the number.



You can only just see that this is number 66 - a barber's shop next to a jeweler on rue riad Zitoune Djedid.



In the little square joining Douar Grouar to rue riad zitoune Djedid.



On derb Djedid itself...........



These last two don't have numbers but were put in to record shop fronts.
The sewing machines ready to make clothing. They remind me of my youth when I could never get them to stay threaded.
In those days all women were taught to sew. Hm...........



Fancy dresses for weddings and parties.
I don't think black is considered chic here - more utilitarian. Color rules!

18 comments:

Vanessa said...

Hi Elizabeth! And of course I followed you home...You live amidst so much quiet splendor! I think a part of my brain will implode when I *finally* get to visit Marrakesh. It must be even lovelier when one is actually there. Wonderful blog you have here. :-)

Paz said...

Love the wedding dresses! Also love the numbered buildings.

Paz

gryb said...

Hi! I too have thought about the numbers in my photos of doors and doorways. I love arabic numbers too. Great blog you have!

Kristen said...

Hey Elizabeth..looks really nice. I do miss Marrakesh though have enjoyed some of the perks of the U.S. Thanks for your encouragement.
love, Kristen

High Desert Diva said...

So hard to look for numbers when I'm so besotted with the doors.

I see gryb commented today...I was going to mention her blog to you...

Lavinia Ladyslipper said...

I have visited blogs that are devoted to doorways....they are fascinating...what is behind the door...?

High doors surrounded by walls offer an even more intriguing mystery....

Marrakesh is alive with such colour...

Tracy said...

Gorgerous wedding dresses...I love how everything is about color there! And fun with numbers...Happy weekend, Elizabeth ((HUGS))

willow said...

Elizabeth, that top picture is stunning! Doors are a fun subject to photograph, aren' they?

Jennifer said...

Oh I've missed stopping by for a while. (Do you have more hours in the day over there?) Hope Robert's cold is better...

rochambeau said...

Hi Elizabeth,
Those wedding dresses are beautiful. Do I understand correctly, these sewing machines are still used? The man who repairs my machine says those are better. The ones without a computer.

I just left Kristen a comment.

xox
Constance

Annie said...

Forget the numbers, I love the doors, the first one made me swoon :-).

Barbara said...

I like the various old doors. Everyone can tell a story! Wonderful pictures!

My Castle in Spain said...

Oh i love the colors of these djellabas..

I wonder..do you wear one sometimes?

Have a great week end Elizabeth!

:-)

M.KATE said...

another wonderful post with nice pictures...i really want to go there one day!

Honour said...

Elizabeth, lovely photos - especially the rich purple door. In the top picture, there are some silver things embedded in the wall above the door? what are they? It is so refreshing to see your photos, I'm finishing a book off and I based one of the settings in it on the windy streets of Fez. Marrakesh is different city of course, but some of the detail of your pictures - the markets, the doors, they add some detail that will add richness to my editing :) thanks.

Barrie said...

I love the color. More so than black. :) It's so refreshing.

Elizabeth said...

Honor: I think they are just green tiles - must have looked different in the photo.
Constance: Yes the sewing machines are definitely in use - daily.
Lala: No I don't have a djellabah - I ought to get one - in a very bright color.
M.Kate: You are welcome to a bed here whenever you arrive!
Everyone: Yes, doors are utterly fascinating. Can't stop taking pictures of them.......

Ming the Merciless said...

Love all the wooden doors in your photos.